Govenor LePage scheduled a public hearing in Augusta today to discuss the proposed new rule to make childless households ineligible for food stamps if they have assets greater than $5,000.
This new rule would require Mainers applying or re-applying for food stamps to disclose their assets. There were mixed reactions from members in attendance as well as many who spoke.
One standpoint came from a taxpayer, who was sick and tired of her tax dollars being abused.
Other members were there to show their disapproval of the new rule, speaking out about their personal lives and how food stamps affect them or those around them.
Regardless of the hearing today, the rule is set to go into effect in the weeks to come.