Midday Report April 3, 2023

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Today on the midday report with host Brian Venua: residents may finally start to see SNAP benefits roll out, Alaska Commercial Co. pushes for SNAP benefits to also pay for shipping of goods, issues with last week’s tsunami warning, and proposals to increase the state’s base student allocation are moving through despite a shrinking state budget.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy redirected $1.7 million to help replenish food banks because delays in food stamps have strained food aid systems statewide. Ron Meehan, who manages policy and advocacy for the Food Banks of Alaska, said that money should last about six weeks. (Courtesy of Food Bank of Alaska)

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