Something weird is going on in Wisconsin.
Here in Michigan, we are audited on a regular basis for food stamp fraud! We even have an Office of Inspector general that goes through cases to make sure that only qualifying people receive that benefit. A waiver or permission from the feds has never been required! Does WI depend on FoodShare and/or food stamps being 100% federally funded? If so, this still doesn’t make sense.
Medicaid fraud in MI is another story.
Gov. Walker is trying to tackle FoodShare fencing fraud by retailers. After-the-fact fraud by 'retailers' (bodegas, Uncle Mohammed's, etc.), ie, what people do with their food stamps for cash.
As you probably already know, it's a huge problem in the Rust Belt.