Governor Tim Walz is urging the Trump administration to drop planned work-requirement changes for the SNAP program, also known as food stamps. Walz warns that thousands of Minnesotans will lose benefits. “Physicians… are writing prescriptions for meals for some people… saying, hey, we need 10 square meals — [it] will make a big difference. Your medicine’s not working because you’re not eating.” Flanagan says the proposed rules are “literally taking food from children right before Christmas…. I think it is being kind when we call President Trump a grinch.”
U-S Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says Americans are generous people who want to help fellow citizens during a difficult stretch. But he says people who are able to work, should work — which will keep the SNAP program healthy and stable for those who truly need it.