Training to be required to get food stamps

By Justin DiCharia

BATON ROUGE —In July, all able-bodied Louisianans between 18 and 49 years of age will be required to undergo workforce training before receiving government food stamps

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the requirement Thursday in Hammond and signed an executive order to require state residents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to personally attend training at one of the state’s 59 Louisiana workforce business and solution centers.

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