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Boost In Food Stamp Benefits Doesn't Tip Scales Of Inequality In Mountain West Resort Towns

Teton County, Wyoming, home to Jackson, is among the top 20 counties in the country with the biggest disparity between the maximum SNAP benefit and the average cost of an inexpensive meal.
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Teton County, Wyoming, home to Jackson, is among the top 20 counties in the country with the biggest disparity between the maximum SNAP benefit and the average cost of an inexpensive meal.

The move is not enough to ease widening disparities in certain parts of the region, resort towns in particular, where service workers comprise the backbone of the economy as a constant stream of tourists and wealthy second-home owners drive up the cost of living.

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Robyn Vincent