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Food industry leaders battling lawmakers over food stamps billSubmitted: 04/09/2013
Story By The Associated Press

MADISON - Some state lawmakers want people on food stamps to eat healthier, but Wisconsin food industry leaders say the state shouldn't tell food stamp users how to eat.

Brandon Scholz of the Wisconsin Grocers Association criticized a bill that would block food stamp users from buying items like chips, soda and candy bars.

Scholz said the bill would create an embarrassing and even contentious moment where cashiers have to tell people what they can't buy.

Republican state Rep. Dean Kaufert from Neenah sponsors the bill. He says it's intended to promote healthy eating.

Other opponents of the bill said it would be impossible to keep up with the thousands of new products each year to tell which are junk food and which ones aren't.

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