Cutting food assistance for families behind on child support does nothing but make children hungrier. That’s why SB 156, though perhaps well-intentioned, would be a step in the wrong direction for Alabama.
SB 156, sponsored by Sen. Arthur Orr, would deny SNAP food assistance to people who fail to “cooperate” or “comply” with child support orders or collection services. SB 156 would take food off the tables of already struggling families, sending them even deeper into poverty.
Here are a few of the bad things SB 156 would do to struggling Alabamians:
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