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Bill limiting junk-food purchases with food stamps passes Assembly; Heroin use spikes in mid-Wisconsin; more state news

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The state Assembly has voted to make Wisconsin the first state to force food stamp recipients to spend most of their benefits on healthy food.

The lower house voted 68-26 yesterday in favor of a bill from Neenah Republican Dean Kaufert. It would make recipients in the FoodShare program spend at least two-thirds of their benefits of foods defined by the state as being healthy. The measure now goes to the Senate.

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