MADISON (WXOW) -- A state bill is moving forward that limits the type of food that can be bought with food stamp benefits.
The Assembly approved a bill Tuesday that requires people in the FoodShare program to spend at least two-thirds of their benefits on healthy foods like milk, bread, fruits and vegetables, thereby limiting any spending on junk food.
The bill's author, Rep. Dean Kaufert (R-Neenah), says recipients should use taxpayer-funded food stamps responsibly to eat healthy. But Democrats argue it may be difficult and expensive to implement new rules and the proposal will not help create jobs.
The Assembly approved the bill on a 68-26 vote. It now heads to the Senate.
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