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MN GOP lawmaker compares food stamp recipients to wild animals

One Republican lawmaker in Minnesota expressed a peculiar but existing belief in GOP circles Friday afternoon, claiming that food stamps recipients are virtually similar to feeding wild animals. State Rep. Mary Franson released a Youtube video describing her hopes of reducing the amount of time residents in Minnesota could stay…

NY seeks to ban sugary drinks from food stamp buys

NYC seeks to ban food stamp recipients from spending them on soda, other sugary drinks. New Yorkers on food stamps would not be allowed to spend them on sugar-sweetened drinks under an obesity-fighting proposal being floated by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. David Paterson. Bloomberg and Paterson planned to announce…