Lawmakers Seek To Increase CalFresh Program Enrollment
California lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at enrolling more individuals in CalFresh, the state's food stamp program. The lawmakers and other advocates argue that expanding the program could help jump start the economy. AB 69, by Assembly member Jim Beall (D-San Jose), would establish a pilot program in two cities and authorize use ofÂ a Social Security database to identify people eligible for CalFresh, while AB 6, by Assembly member Felipe Fuentes (D-Sylmar), and AB 402, by Assembly member Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), would streamline eligibility requirements in an effort to lower administrative costs that could be associated with a larger caseload.
"State Tries To Find More Food Stamp Takers" (Chaussee, HealthyCal, 5/3).