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Iowa EBT cards rack up thousands in other states

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

The Iowa Department of Human Services coordinates food assistance cards for Iowans -- also known as EBT cards or "snap" cards.

You might be surprised to know how much of your tax dollars are being spent, and outside of Iowa.

People can use these cards anywhere.
There's a list of tens of thousands of Iowa card transactions in every other state in the country.

In Texas - 2,200 transactions for nearly $70,000.
In Florida, 1,600 swipes for nearly $50,000.
Iowa cards were swiped in California to the tune of $30,000.

Even in Hawaii, where a plane ticket from Iowa is around $800, there were 53 swipes totaled for $1,400.

These numbers are just for the month of March!

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