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Oklahoma House speaker scales back food stamp work requirement

House Speaker T.W. Shannon has scaled back requirements on food stamp eligibility, but some Oklahomans who receive the benefits say lawmakers have the wrong perception of them.

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT AND ADAM KEMP Modified: March 7, 2013 at 11:36 pm •  Published: March 8, 2013

A measure that would have required able-bodied Oklahoma recipients of food stamps to perform at least 35 hours of work activities to receive food stamps is being scaled back.

But people receiving...
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