|Posted on 4/21/2016 5:24:00 PM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards has signed an executive order that requires able-bodied adults without children to participate in job training and work assistance programs in order to receive food stamp benefits. Edwards says this will prepare individuals for successful careers.
|John Bel Edwards, SNAP benefits, |
|Posted on 3/30/2016 4:22:00 PM.|
The House Health and Welfare Committee approves a bill that calls for legislative approval to waive work requirements for food stamp recipients. Under federal law, people are required to either work or perform 20 hours a week of community service in order to qualify for food stamps, but that isn’t the case in Louisiana, because it receives a waiver. Monroe Representative Jay Morris says this legislation would require people to work to receive SNAP benefits.
|Jay Morris, Matthew Block, SNAP benefits|