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Luke Shaefer Sees Dark Times Ahead For Michiganders Facing SNAP Cuts

March 21, 2023

Professor Luke Shaefer spoke with the Michigan Advance about the “dark times” Michigan is facing given the recent cuts in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. “I want to stress how incredibly successful the expansion of the safety net was during the COVID crisis — the expansion of SNAP, extended unemployment insurance, the expanded child tax credit, as well as rental assistance,” he said, " really saved millions of families across the country, and many, many families here in Michigan, from the types of hardships I expected when we started COVID."

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