Food Assistance Category Archive


  • Assembly Committee Votes on Gov. Scott Walker’s Election Year Special Session Bills

    An Assembly Committee met to vote on a series of hastily drafted bills that are the subject of a politically motivated session called by Gov. Scott Walker.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/06/2018
  • Walker Proposes Tough Wisconsin Welfare Overhaul Package

    Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called on the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a sweeping welfare overhaul package with some of the toughest requirements in the country, including forcing parents on food stamps...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/12/2018
  • State Budget Panel Green Lights Scott Walker’s Plan to Drug Test Medicaid, Food Stamp Recipients

    The state Legislature’s budget-writing committee voted on Thursday to require some Wisconsin residents using food stamps and receiving public health care to be tested for drug use and to meet work requirements...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/26/2017
  • Walker’s Welfare Reform Makes Wisconsin Model for the Nation

    Wisconsin’s motto is “forward.” So it is no surprise that the Badger State is, once again, leading the way with some of the most bold welfare reforms in country. Governed by a...

    The Hill, 04/05/2017
  • Gov. Walker to Propose New Work Requirements for Food Assistance in Budget

    A proposed work requirement for parents on food stamps would affect nearly 100,000 recipients, new data show. Gov. Scott Walker will propose in his 2017-19 state budget, set to be released on...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/07/2017
  • Scott Walker: Parents Should Work 80 Hours Per Month to Get Food Stamps

    Gov. Scott Walker wants parents who receive food stamps to work at least 80 hours per month to continue to receive full benefits.Walker made the announcement Monday in appearances around the state...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/24/2017
  • Participation in FoodShare Falls More Than 120,000 in 2 Years

    More than 120,000 fewer Wisconsin residents are using food stamps than two years ago, and up to $197 million less will be spent on food stamps this year than what was spent...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 08/15/2016
  • 41,000 Booted Off Wisconsin FoodShare, 12,000 Find Jobs in First Year of Work Requirement

    Taxpayers have spent $60 million on new work requirements that have kicked three times as many Wisconsinites off of food benefits than those who found jobs. One year after the state began...

    WITI-TV, 04/20/2016
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Safety Net & Social Services

    Gov. Scott Walker’s political career has been marked by efforts to dismantle safety net programs or, if not dismantle, run them into the ground.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/10/2015
  • New Bill Would Require Photo Identification on Food Stamps

    Mike Browne, deputy director of liberal group One Wisconsin Now, said the bill does nothing to reduce poverty and contributes to a culture of shaming the poor.

    Badger Herald, 04/23/2015
  • Wisconsin Republicans Introduce Bill to Require Photo IDs for Food Stamp Recipients

    "Jesse Kremer needs to provide the evidence to back up his call for this despicable policy, and if he can't, the first thing he should do after apologizing to the people of Wisconsin is resign."

    Capital Times, 04/18/2015
  • Federal Government Rejects Walker’s Attempt to Privatize Food Assistance Programs

    “Attempts by the new Republican administration to largely privatize the state’s food assistance program have been all but stopped in their tracks. The controversial plan, first proposed by Gov. Scott Walker in...

    Capital Times, 08/17/2011
  • Privatization Attempt Halted by Federal Gov’t

    Attempts by the new Republican administration to largely privatize the state’s food assistance program have been all but stopped in their tracks. The controversial plan, first proposed by Gov. Scott Walker in...

    Capital Times, 08/16/2011
  • State Took Over County of Role of Administering Public Assistance Programs Due to Mismanagement

    “The state’s unprecedented move Tuesday to strip Milwaukee County of its role in administering food aid, child care and medical assistance programs was prompted by years of county mismanagement, state Health Services...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/04/2009