Congress says Michigan 'misusing' food stamp program

5:34 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Congress says Michigan 'misusing' food stamp program

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Michigan could see cuts in the program as Congress debates whether citizens are abusing food stamps.
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans relying on food stamps has soared to historic levels, and Michigan has seen a bigger increase than most states. Almost one in five Michigan households -18 percent - received food stamps at some point in 2011, compared with 13 percent nationwide.