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Lawmakers mull criminalizing resale of food stamps; new Walker-driven protest rules termed 'totalitarian'; permit OK'd for 5,300-cow farm, more state news

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MADISON -- A bill that would make it illegal to sell a person's food-stamp benefits was endorsed Thursday by a state Assembly committee - and it's up for a vote Friday by a Senate panel.

Assembly Republican Samantha Kerkman of Powers Lake is the bill's main sponsor. She wants to make it a crime to buy, sell, or transfer Food-Share benefit cards for cash and other purposes.

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