CHICAGO (AP) — From Hawaii to Pennsylvania, states are scrambling to curb the impact of a new Trump administration rule that could cause nearly 700,000 people to lose food stamp benefits.

They’ve filed a multi-state lawsuit, expanded publicly funded job training and created pilot programs.

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They’ve also doubled down on efforts to reach vulnerable communities, including the homeless, rural residents and people of color.

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The new rules hit particularly hard in places like Illinois, which is dealing with a separate, similar change in the nation’s third-largest city.

The Trump administration has said the new rule will get people working and save $5.5 billion over five years.

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