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Bill To Strip Family Of Welfare Cash If Kid Misses School Quickly Makes Way Through Michigan LegislatureRepublicans say the goal is to keep children in school, helping to “break the cycle of generational poverty."
State House Moves To Tie Truancy To Welfare Cash AssistanceBill sponsor Rep. Al Pscholka says the legislation would help "break the cycle of generational poverty."
Appeals Court Says Mich. 5-Year Welfare Limit OKThe state of Michigan can take away welfare benefits under a five-year federal limit even if recipients still might qualify for cash under state law, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
DHS, Center Differ On How Fast Welfare ReinstatedJackie Doig, of the Saginaw-based Center for Civil Justice, says only about 100 of the 11,000 families that lost benefits starting last October have had them restored, despite a March court order telling the state to do so.
Michigan Welfare Case Stays With Court of AppealsThe Michigan Supreme Court won't immediately take up a case involving when welfare benefits can be ended.
Ruling Allows State To Proceed With Welfare CutsA 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.
Federal Judge Blocks State From Ending Cash Assistance Welfare BenefitsA federal court ruling has effectively blocked the state of Michigan from ending cash assistance welfare benefits for roughly 11,000 families.
City Works To Weave Web For Those Cut From Welfare RollsDetroit Mayor Dave Bing is working to put a safety net in place for thousands of Detroiters cut off from receiving cash welfare payments.
Mayor Bing Holds Call to Action On Welfare CutsDetroit Mayor Dave Bing is trying to help the thousands of families who were cut off from cash-assisted benefits this past weekend.
Four-Year Welfare Limit Begins SaturdayA 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.
Food Banks Nervous About New Welfare Limit ImplementationArea food banks and other places that help the hungry could be getting busier soon, as the state's lifetime welfare limits take effect Saturday.
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