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Report: 41,000 Lost Food Stamps in Wisconsin Last Year

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report from Gov. Scott Walker's administration says more than 41,000 people lost access to food stamps in the first year of a new state law requiring them to seek employment.

The state Department of Health Services report also shows that nearly 12,000 people found jobs thanks to a new training program for those on the food stamp program.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Thursday that Gov. Scott Walker is praising the law backed by Republicans that he signed. Walker says what many critics don't account for is that many people find work on their own when told of the law's requirements.

DHS spokeswoman Claire Yunker says the department does not track how many of those who are eligible for the program found work on their own.

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