NM bishops against stricter food stamp policies

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Roman Catholic bishops say they’re against Gov. Susana Martinez’s proposal to toughen the restrictions for food stamps.

Martinez’s administration wants to require recipients without children to work at least 20 hours a week starting in October. The administration also wants parents with kids aged 6 and older to look for a job or participate in community service.

The three bishops in the state say the plan is rough considering the country’s weak economy.

The requirement was suspended from the food stamp program in 2009 because of the national recession.

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