The pending closure of two Indiana-based grocery store chains and debates among Indiana Republicans mean the problem doesn’t have an easy solution.
Current Indiana statute allows some drug offenders to receive SNAP, but this measure would open it to a larger number of people.
Able-bodied adults between ages 18 and 49 with no dependents must work at least 20 hours a week or participate in an approved job-training program.
A change in the work and job training requirements for Indiana's food stamp program has cost 18,300 people some of their benefits.
The electronic benefits transfer, or EBT system, will be offline beginning Saturday night at 11 p.m.
About 813,000 Hoosiers use SNAP benefits, commonly known as food stamps, the funding for which comes from the federal government.
The Associated Press reports a northern Indiana refinery that partially shut down earlier this month is up and running again.
Starting in March, able-bodied Hoosiers without dependents will need to be employed or attend a job training program to continue receiving SNAP benefits.
Indiana will begin limiting the amount of benefits individuals can collect.
An amended version of the drug testing bill for welfare recipients is available for amendments today.