#PAGov: With Corbett Stopping SNAP Cuts, Allyson Schwartz’s Food Stamp Vote Really Matters Now…

If Allyson Schwartz wins the primary,  Governor Tom Corbett is getting ready to use Allyson Schwartz’s Farm Bill Vote against her because the governor has promised to rollback the SNAP cuts in the Farm Bill, the bill that Allyson Schwartz still defends to this day.   Alfred Lubano from Philly.com writes:

In a move that surprised even his most cynical critics, Gov. Corbett Wednesday night forestalled an estimated $3 billion in cuts to food stamps in the state over the next 10 years.

By doing so, Corbett became the first Republican governor in the country to prevent the cuts ordered by Congress, which is looking to slash $8.6 billion over the next decade to the food-stamp program, now called SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

Sure, Governor Corbett may include some sort of block grant option while preventing these cuts, but Governor Corbett is laying the groundwork for a campaign issue months ahead of the actual primary.

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