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Unlike other states, Fla. still bans food stamps for drug cons

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Some states recently have been moving to ease or eliminate restrictions on food stamps for people with drug convictions. Florida isn’t one of them. It’s now one of a handful of states that still prohibits drug-felony ex-cons from getting help. But its neighbor to the north is, reports Stateline, the Pew Charitable Trusts’ state policy blog. Both states have Republican-controlled Legislatures and a Republican governor. Earlier this year, Georgia removed its ban on drug felons receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, a…

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