Supporters say the measure is designed to break the cycle of poverty by helping drug users find treatment. But opponents say it’s all just a punitive attack on low income individuals who rely on state assistance to get by.
Some low-income Michigan families would have to pass drug tests and make sure their children don’t miss too many days of school in order to qualify for welfare benefits, under legislation being considered by the state Legislature.
More than 3,500 lottery winners in Michigan received public assistance last year or lived with people on welfare, food stamps or other aid, a state agency reported earlier this week.
The Michigan House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to crack down on welfare abuse.
Michigan lawmakers are planning to consider a bill that would require welfare applicants and recipients to pass drug tests.
What do you call it when a retailer overcharges on something else to let a Bridge Card holder charge lottery tickets or liquor? It’s called fraud.
Federal authorities became suspicious: How could a small Hamtramck grocery ring up nearly $1 million in food-aid redemptions in just six months?
A federal judge has sentenced a Flint store owner to four years, three months in prison for participating in a $612,000 food stamp fraud scheme.
The state has added money to the Bridge Cards of all the 85,000 Michigan food assistance recipients and families who temporarily went without the aid this week.
Money has been added to debit cards for nearly half of 85,000 Michigan food assistance recipients who were without the aid for a day.