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LANSING — A mid-Michigan lawmaker is urging federal officials to repeal new regulations that could disqualify 80,000 low-income state residents from food assistance.

The policy change would take away states’ discretion to waive work requirements, making it hard for adults without dependents to receive food stamps in areas with few economic opportunities, said Rep. Kara Hope, D-Holt.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP,  provides food assistance to nearly 1.2 million Michigan residents, according to a resolution in the Legislature that Hope introduced and that opposes the change.

Read more at Capital News Service

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