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      Food-stamp changes to begin in Racine County

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      RACINE, Wis. (AP) - About 2,000 Racine County residents in the state's FoodShare program will soon have to work or enroll in a worker-training program to continue receiving food stamps.A Journal Times of Racine report says the change was part of Gov. Scott Walker's 2013-15 budget. The new law takes effect statewide on Jan. 1 but it's being rolled it out in Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties Tuesday to help work out any kinks.There's a federal requirement that healthy adults with no dependents do some kind of work for 20 hours per week to continue receiving food stamps. Wisconsin used to have a waiver exempting it from the requirement but the state eliminated it in 2013.People in that category account for about 2,000 of the 17,000 Racine County residents in the FoodShare program.