food stamps

Ohio Association of Foodbanks
Statehouse News Bureau

Under President Trump’s newly proposed budget, about 80% of SNAP recipients could lose about half of the credit that is currently put on their EBT cards, and would receive a box of food from the government instead. The director of the organization that represents the state’s food banks says it would destroy the safety net for low-income Ohioans and punish them instead.

jfs.ohio.gov

The Ohio House has also passed a pair of bills requiring more checks for those who administer the state’s food stamp programs. Representatives considered requiring photos on electronic benefit cards and checks on recipients for other sources of income.

A new bill in the Ohio Legislature aims to crack down on food stamp fraud. 

Jo Ingles

There’s a bill in the legislature that would add the photos of food stamp recipients to their electronic benefit transfer or EBT cards. The idea behind the legislation is to stop food stamp fraud. 

Jo Ingles

State Auditor Dave Yost has shared his recent limited audit of the federal food stamp program in Ohio with a congressional committee.

Statehouse News Bureau

Advocates for the poor in Ohio are calling on Gov. John Kasich to take action now to get more federal money for food programs.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost is going to Congress. He will take his concerns about a big federal program to a House committee this week.

Jo Ingles

The state auditor has taken a look at the food stamp program in Ohio and thinks there might be some abuse. But the audit falls short of providing some specifics.