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Andrew Gillum: GOP plan to raise food stamp eligibility ‘inhumane’

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Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is pushing House Republicans to drop an idea that could take away food stamps for about 229,000 Floridians. Gillum held a news conference Tuesday and then dropped off a petition at House Speaker Richard Corcoran‘s office that asks lawmakers to maintain current food stamp eligibility rather than making it harder to receive assistance. A House bill would limit food stamps to families that earn less than 130 percent of the federal poverty…

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