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Kasich administration goes to bat for food stamp recipients

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Nov 30, 2012 at 1:06 PM

In this time when many families are still struggling to put food on the table as Ohio moves out of the recession, the Kasich Administration, through the leadership of the governor and ODJFS Director Michael Colbert, fought against a proposed $50 food stamp cut to families by the Federal Department of Agriculture.

This proposal was based on the warm winter experienced in 2012 and predicted lower energy and heating bills.

Colbert was able to convince the Agriculture Department to figure Ohio’s energy costs with a different formula that allowed the cut to be reduced to only $23 per family. This will still be a hardship for many families, but at least not as severe as $50 would have been. 

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