Bill limiting junk-food purchases with food stamps passes Assembly; Heroin use spikes in mid-Wisconsin; more state news

May 8, 2013 at 4:07 am in Hudson Star-Observer

Wisconsin News
The state Assembly has voted to make Wisconsin the first state to force food stamp recipients to spend most of their benefits on healthy food. Marathon County sheriff’s official Gary Schneck said heroin use in the Wausau area has jumped rapidly in the last three years, and it started when drug-makers added time-release coatings to painkillers like OxyContin to cut down on their abuse.
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