Tuesday, October 29 @ 1 pm, Eastern Time
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For discussion and information on the "hot" issues happening (or expected to happen) in Statehouses across the country; moderated by Brandon Scholz, Wisconsin Grocers Association.
AGENDA 1. CBD Update - STATE Briefing - Elizabeth Tansing, FMI; FEDERAL Briefing - Chris Jones, NGA 2. Plant Based Food Labeling - Dan Colegrove, Plant Based Foods Association 3. Tobacco Issues/Age of Sale/Vaping - Catherine Holm, Legal Counsel & Legislative Director, Washington Food Industry Association 4. Proposed SNAP Categorical Eligibility Rule Changes - An update (which would restrict states’ ability to use broad-based categorical eligibility to qualify individuals for SNAP) SNAP categorical eligibility: Molly Pfaffenroth, NGA SNAP Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances: Hannah Walker, FMI
5. Should Legislators Address Vanishing Rural Supermarket?
With more grocery stores in rural areas closing, state lawmakers consider stepping into the gap. Ellie Taylor, Alabama Grocers Association and John "Jiggs" Dyste, North Dakota Grocers Association
Here is the link to Mathematica’s state-by-state research on the effects of the SNAP categorical eligibility proposed rule:
Clicking on each individual state will show the percentage and number of SNAP households that would lose benefits in that state if the proposed rule goes into effect, with a breakdown based on various characteristics such as households with children vs. those with elderly, etc.