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The Thrifty Food Plan is currently used as the basis to determine SNAP benefit amounts, and regular review and updates are necessary to determine what constitutes a healthy diet and adequate nutrition. Limiting updates to the Thrifty Food Plan would potentially result in a $30 billion dollar cut to SNAP funding over the next ten years.
This program requires the Department of Health Services to contract with one or more nonprofit organizations to administer a program that enables SNAP/FoodShare recipients to double their dollars for purchasing fruits and vegetables at local retailers. Governor Evers signed the bill into Law on March 22, 2014.
The Expanded Child Tax Credit is included as part of the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 and will allow more families with lower incomes to receive a higher child tax credit.
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program that provides special supplemental nutrition for mothers, infants and families is in jeopardy of not being fully funded for 2024.