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Bills restricting food stamp eligibility advance in Oklahoma House

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Published: February 26, 2013

“The best social program is a hardworking, good-paying job,” said House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, the bill's author.

“We can break the cycle of poverty by getting rid of incentives that encourage people to stay unemployed and instead direct them down the path of opportunity. If we reduce the number of people on government subsidies, social programs can be better directed towards those who truly need the assistance.”

Both HB 2014 and HB 1909 advance to the House Calendar Committee, which will determine whether they will receive a hearing by the full House.