KSLA News 12 Editorial: April 8th-Food Stamp Fraud - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

KSLA News 12 Editorial: April 8th-Food Stamp Fraud

It was last October when an electronic outage resulted in a large number of food stamp recipients over spending on their monthly benefits.

It happened at this Walmart store in Springhill, Louisiana. People filled up their carts to overflowing because there was suddenly no limit on their food stamp cards. The investigation into that incident is still going on.  30 recipients have been disqualified so far. More will be.

During the outage, there were more than 12,000 purchases that were made over the limit. As the investigation continues, and more disqualifications occur, we need to be mindful of the impact this will have on the children of those families. Because of the actions of their parents, the children may be the ones to suffer the most.  

I'm James Smith.

  • KSLA News 12 EditorialsKSLA News 12 EditorialsMore>>

  • Editorial: Hot Topics for Our Area

    Editorial: Hot Topics for Our Area

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 7:45 AM EST2018-02-07 12:45:34 GMT

    There is no shortage today of people telling all of us what is important. Whether it be national, statewide or local - opinions range widely on what we should think about an issue.

    More >>

    There is no shortage today of people telling all of us what is important. Whether it be national, statewide or local - opinions range widely on what we should think about an issue.

    More >>
  • Editorial: What next would you like to see from us?

    Editorial: What next would you like to see from us?

    Monday, January 15 2018 12:16 AM EST2018-01-15 05:16:22 GMT
    "What's next as we continue to work hard to be your news station?" asks Joe Sciortino, KSLA News 12 vice president and general manager. Send email to joe@ksla.com. (Source: KSLA News 12)"What's next as we continue to work hard to be your news station?" asks Joe Sciortino, KSLA News 12 vice president and general manager. Send email to joe@ksla.com. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    Ratings tell us you like how we are doing with "Up to the Minute" and investigative stories. So what's next as we continue to work hard to be your news station?

    More >>

    Ratings tell us you like how we are doing with "Up to the Minute" and investigative stories. So what's next as we continue to work hard to be your news station?

    More >>
  • EDITORIAL: Let’s all have a positive 2018

    EDITORIAL: Let’s all have a positive 2018

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 11:54 PM EST2018-01-04 04:54:18 GMT
    "I plan to stay positive, unfollow those negative folks on social media and only say things that I would be comfortable saying in front of my kids or my Mom," KSLA's Joe Sciortino says. "What’s your plan to have a great 2018?" (Source: KSLA News 12)"I plan to stay positive, unfollow those negative folks on social media and only say things that I would be comfortable saying in front of my kids or my Mom," KSLA's Joe Sciortino says. "What’s your plan to have a great 2018?" (Source: KSLA News 12)

    I plan to stay positive, unfollow those negative folks on social media and only say things that I would be comfortable saying in front of my kids or my Mom. What’s your plan to have a great 2018?

    More >>

    I plan to stay positive, unfollow those negative folks on social media and only say things that I would be comfortable saying in front of my kids or my Mom. What’s your plan to have a great 2018?

    More >>
Powered by Frankly