Millions of Americans were benefitting from extra food stamps, but one state’s governor is fighting the move to end them.
Kentucky’s governor has decided to veto a plan that would end extra benefits for half a million state residents.
He shared his reasoning for the veto.
The bill he vetoed would end the extra food stamps given due to COVID-19 six weeks earlier.
The food stamps were set to end April 14, but the bill moved to end them March 7.
If they veto is overridden by the Republican Party, thousands will lose their extra food stamps worth around $100.
If it isn’t, they’ll get them for one more month.
Emergency food stamps explained
Millions of families benefitted from emergency SNAP benefits during the pandemic.
They were given to states that declared a health emergency in their state.
Unless the government extends the payments, they will end April 15.
Extension have already happened, allowing them to go on this long.
Iowa has already decided to change back to pre-pandemic benefits in April.
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