October 7, 2013 10:34 PM

Missouri seeks to trim ranks of food stamp recipients by eliminating waiver

Thousands of Missourians stand to lose access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program next year under a rule change proposed by Gov. Jay Nixon. The state no longer would use a federal waiver that allows able-bodied, unemployed, childless adults to qualify for food stamps despite failing to meet certain work requirements.

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