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New Mexico cutting back on food stamps

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New Mexico - New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez plans to end a program that supplements federal food stamps for thousands of low-income elderly and disabled people in the state.

The Human Services Department will reportedly stop the assistance on July 1, because there is no money in the budget for it.

Lawmakers say last year the program cost the state nearly $500,000.

Under the program, New Mexico provides supplemental assistance to those who qualify for federal food stamps....

And currently serves more than 4,000 New Mexicans.