BATON ROUGE — Thousands of non-working, childless adults in Louisiana who receive food stamps will have to participate in job training programs to continue getting the assistance, under an executive order issued Thursday by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

The Democratic governor is starting the requirement July 1, through career programs offered by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. It comes as Republican state lawmakers have pushed for work requirements for food stamp recipients, which have bumped thousands off food stamps in other states.

“This executive order establishes practical work-related requirements, while recognizing the daily challenges faced by those receiving government assistance and connecting these

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