Gov. Walker announces welfare eligibility reform

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is calling for a special session in order to pass several bills aimed at reforming welfare and other forms of public assistance. Increased work hour requirements, drug testing and treatment are at the center of these bills. 

Wis. lawmakers to limit foods purchased with food stamps

The Republican-sponsored bill would require those using food stamps to use at least two-third of their monthly benefits to buy nutritional foods like beef, chicken and produce, and prohibit those same people from buying crab, lobster, shrimp and other shellfish with their food stamps.

Budget committee to take up work requirement

A requirement that able-bodied adults on Wisconsin's food stamps program work or get trained for a job at least 20 hours a week is scheduled to be voted on by the Legislature's budget committee.