Wisconsin court ruling means food aid cuts will begin in May


Sumary of Wisconsin court ruling means food aid cuts will begin in May:

  • Tony Evers’ COVID-19 emergency order means that next month the state will begin losing more than $50 million per month in emergency supplemental FoodShare benefits, the state Department of Health Services confirmed Wednesday..
  • DHS spokeswoman Elizabeth Goodsitt said if the Supreme Court would have allowed the governor emergency order and mask mandate to last for one more full day, into April, FoodShare members would have been covered by the federal government at least through the month of May, the Wisconsin State Journal reported..
  • Goodsitt said Evers’ public health emergency allowed the state to capture $57.5 million in increased benefits for about 255,000 households each month, amounting to an additional $500 million since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic….

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