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Health reform could boost use of food stamps
Sacramento Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown in recent years has signed legislation to eliminate the major barriers to food stamp participation in California. New laws ended burdensome and humiliating fingerprint requirements for applicants. California also reduced the number of application renewals required annually to just two, the federal minimum. Despite those improvements, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey released earlier this year, nearly half of those eligible for food assistance in California still do not receive it.

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