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Michigan Welfare Case Stays With Court of Appeals

The Michigan Supreme Court won’t immediately take up a case involving when welfare benefits can be ended.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2012

Michigan Welfare Drug Testing Proposal Debated

In Michigan, a bill that would require a clean drug test as a condition of cash assistance eligibility is pending in the state House. The measure does not specify suspicion-based testing and appears to be broader, potentially applying to all applicants.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/05/2012

Drug Tests Proposed For Mich. Welfare Recipients

A Michigan lawmaker wants to link welfare benefits to a clean drug test.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2011

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Snyder: Rethinking Vehicles As Assets For Food Stamp Clients

Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday the state is reassessing a decision to consider vehicles as assets under the food stamp program after some applicants complained they were denied assistance merely because of cars they use to get to school or job interviews.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/02/2011

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Ruling Allows State To Proceed With Welfare Cuts

A group that sparked a court order to temporarily halt a round of cuts in Michigan’s welfare program has lost a bid to extend the delay.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/15/2011

Four-Year Welfare Limit Begins Saturday

A new law that effects thousands of people in Michigan kicked in Saturday. The law puts a four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits for 41,000 people, about 30,000 of which are children.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2011

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Food Banks Nervous About New Welfare Limit Implementation

Area food banks and other places that help the hungry could be getting busier soon, as the state’s lifetime welfare limits take effect Saturday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/30/2011

Thousands To Lose Welfare Cash On Saturday

Under a new law, about 41,000 Michigan residents will lose their cash assistance. Aout 30,000 of those people are children.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2011

State Rep.: Welfare Limiting Bills Are “Common Sense Legislation”

A state representative from Macomb County called legislation passed by the Michigan House that limits the use of welfare assistance a “common sense” decision.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/08/2011

Mich. House Votes To Restrict Food Assistance Use

Welfare recipients would not be able to use their state-issued debit cards to draw cash from casino ATMs or buy lottery tickets, alcohol and tobacco under new legislation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/07/2011