Nearly 1,000 of Tennessee's state employees are on food stamps because they aren't making enough money, state records show.

The records show that 968 Tennessee employees are receiving food aid through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The department with the highest tally of food-stamp recipients, 228, is the Department of Human Services—the branch of state government responsible for handing food stamps out. 

According to the Tennessee State Employee Association, some state workers make as little as $14,000 a year. The medians salary for a state employee is $31,000 a year.

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