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Walker Remains Steadfast in Decision Not to Accept Federal Money For Food Stamps

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Wisconsin's Democratic Congressional delegation called on Gov. Walker Tuesday to reverse his decision and accept a federal food stamp waiver, saying it would restore aid to thousands of people.  

In a letter to the governor, Sen. Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Reps. Gwen Moore, Ron Kind and Mark Pocan said low income residents shouldn't be required to have jobs in order to receive food aid if they can't find work in an economic downturn.

Walker said in Milwaukee Tuesday, that people who need help still have access to assistance through Wisconsin's Food Share program.  He defended the program's work requirement, which took effect a year ago.  He called it a reasonable expectation for able-bodied adults who don't have children living with them.

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