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$76 million in federal funding in jeopardy

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ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

Georgia could lose $76 million in federal funding because it hasn't fixed major problems with the food stamp program.

Federal officials ordered Georgia to process 30-thousand high-priority food stamp cases by April 1st but the state fell just short.

One Albany grocery shopper believes the state's lack of attention could hurt families. 

"A lot of people really rely on food stamps, it's a means of livelihood, that's how they feed their kids. That's how they feed their loved ones," said Kazeem Olaniyan. "They should get their act together and do something about it real real quick."

The state has reduced a backlog of cases from about 65-thousand in February.

 

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