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New Bill to Make Qualifying for Food Stamps More Difficult
OKLAHOMA CITY—A new bill in the Oklahoma House of Representatives could make it harder for Oklahomans to qualify for food stamp.
The bill passed the Appropriations and Budget Public Health and Social Services Subcommittee Friday.
If passed, the bill would make anyone with $5,000 or more in cash, or in a bank account, ineligible for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Lawmakers say the bill closes a loophole in federal requirements for the program, which focus primarily on a person's income level.
Supporters say the bill is not intended to take aid from those who need it -- but to cut spending on people who can provide for themselves.
Posted: Friday, February 22 2013, 09:50 PM CST
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2 arrested in death of woman near Cushing
May 25, 2013 16:32 GMT
CUSHING, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says two men have been arrested in the death of a Cushing woman.
The agency said Saturday that the two were arrested Friday night for the death of 32-year-old Amber Nicole Sporleder of Cushing. The OSBI says the two men are being held in the Payne County jail -- but formal charges have not yet been filed.
Sporleder's body was found about 6:30 a.m. Friday along a county road northeast of Cushing. Her body was sent to the state medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death.
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