If the Wisconsin Supreme Court would have allowed the governor's emergency order to last one more full day, the increased aid would have lasted another month.
Additional FoodShare benefits will be provided to more than 220,000 households across Wisconsin, following Governor Tony Evers declaration of a public health emergency due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in July.
Alexandria D. Smith applied for FoodShare and medical assistance in Racine County in May 2016, claiming she was a Wisconsin resident and said she was not receiving benefits from any other state, according to a criminal complaint.
Wisconsin families making between 131% and 200% of the poverty level are the most at risk of losing benefits.
Legislative analysis shows 75,720 food stamp recipients statewide would lose benefits under the proposed changes.
Advocates of the changes argue by directing public assistance recipients to worker training programs, government dependence will be reduced. But opponents say when adults lose eligibility for these programs, children suffer most.
Another bill would require Medicaid enrollees determined by the state to be "able-bodied" to pay child support and participate in child paternity testing, or face losing benefits.
The proposed changes to FoodShare benefits that recently advanced in the state Assembly do not make strides in addressing the alarming problem…
Kids could need an ID to buy milk if the state requires those using FoodShare to show a photo ID. Such IDs would be a wasteful, unnecessary expense.
Walker has offered previews of initiatives he plans to pursue in the coming year and, if re-elected, the following term.
The bills would increase the number of hours food stamp recipients must work to receive benefits and require Medicaid recipients to pay child support.
In "Two Minutes with Mitch" local radio personality Mitch Henck gives his two cents on a proposal for discounts on fresh produce and other hea…
The proposals create pilot programs that would provide discounts on fresh produce and prohibit food stamps from being used to purchase junk food.
Evers on Wednesday announced he is running against Gov. Scott Walker.
Another initiative launched by Walker in 2011 isn't safeguarding taxpayers dollars quite as effectively.
Wisconsin could be the first state to require childless adults to undergo drug testing in order to sign up for Medicaid, under a budget provision approved Thursday by the Joint Finance Committee.
In principle, those getting some kind of government welfare benefit should have to meet certain legal standards.
Wisconsin is the second state this month to pay millions in federal penalties after using a South Dakota-based consulting firm.
Republicans expressed skepticism at amount of spending and Democrats criticized it as too little, too late.
A proposed work requirement for parents on food stamps would affect nearly 100,000 recipients, new data show.
It is unconscionable that our well-heeled, well-fed Gov. Scott Walker and (overfed) former Gov. Tommy Thompson are actually bragging about the…
It's not easy being a working parent, but some of us have more help than others.
Walker made the announcement Monday in appearances around the state.
Nearly 60,000 FoodShare recipients have lost benefits since 2015 after not gaining employment.