Advocates hailed the decision impacting people with histories of drug crimes. News is from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine and other states, as well.
Detroit Free Press:
Michigan To Repeal Ban On Food Stamps For People With Drug Convictions
Michiganders with two or more felony drug convictions will no longer be banned for life from receiving food stamps under a change in the state budget. The move comes after a coalition of organizations across the state advocated for repealing the ban, arguing that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services policy arbitrarily punished people with histories of drug crimes. (Jackson, 9/25)
In news from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maine —
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