Buried In Wisconsin Republicans’ Lame-Duck Legislation: Drug Testing Requirements For Food Stamp Applicants

By H. Claire Brown

Quotes Elizabeth Lower-Basch: The broad appeal of Wisconsin’s approach among Republicans is largely ideological. “It stigmatizes benefit receipt,” said Elizabeth Lower-Basch, a director at the Center for Law and Social Policy. “It’s designed to reinforce the stereotype that people need help because of their poor personal choices, as opposed to an economy of low wages and unstable jobs.”

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