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Food stamp cuts take effect

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 01 2013 04:04:28 PM CDT
Updated On: Nov 01 2013 05:05:00 PM CDT

More than 47-million Americans are seeing their food stamp benefits slashed.

More than 47-million Americans are seeing their food stamp benefits slashed.

A temporary benefit from the 2009 economic stimulus package officially expired Friday.

As a result, the average family of four can expect to get about $36 less each month.

And Congress is currently negotiating even more cuts.

Meantime Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey is pushing legislation to maintain the benefits that ran out Friday for another year.