Georgia misses food stamp backlog deadline
State officials say Georgia missed the deadline to clear thousands of backlogged food stamp cases.
The failure means the state is closer to losing as much as $76 million in federal funding.
The state's human services commissioner, Keith Horton, held a news conference Friday in Atlanta to announce the agency hadn't met the deadline.
Federal officials told the state to process 30,000 high-priority cases by April 1, but the state missed that mark by 337.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the state hopes to get a break despite the failure. It could lose as much as $76 million in federal funding if the backlog of cases isn't resolved by May 1.
The state's backlog of food stamp cases has been reduced from about 65,000 in late February.
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