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Report: Mich. Child Welfare Improving, Needs Work

Michigan’s child welfare system got some good marks in the latest report by court-appointed monitors, but it still faces many challenges in protecting children and licensing foster homes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2013

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Michigan House OKs Bill To End Bridge Card Abuse

The Michigan House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to crack down on welfare abuse.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2013

State Employees Experiment With Ways Of Working

Departments such as the Michigan State Police, Human Services and Management & Budget have been testing ways over the past several months to increase worker productivity and cut costs

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/27/2012

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Five-Year Welfare Cap Hits Michigan Supreme Court

Michigan’s enforcement of a five-year limit on welfare benefits is on the docket at the Michigan Supreme Court.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/15/2012

Parents Sue Mich. DHS For Adoption Fraud

Some Michigan parents are planning to file a federal lawsuit in Detroit Thursday, claiming that the state and adoption agency officials withheld crucial details about the physical and mental disabilities in the children they adopted.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2012

Appeals Court Says Mich. 5-Year Welfare Limit OK

The 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2012

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DHS, Center Differ On How Fast Welfare Reinstated

Jackie 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2012

Michigan Re-offers Welfare Aid To 13,000 Families

Notices coming in the mail will explain how families can reapply for monthly checks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2012

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Audit: Funds To Help 400 Job Seekers Aided Only 2

An audit has found that a portion of an $11 million federal grant intended to provide business attire to 400 low-income job-seekers in Detroit helped only two people.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2012

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State Asks Detroit Council To Decertify Human Services Department

Detroit’s scandal-plagued Department of Human Services was the hot topic on the table at Friday’s City Council meeting.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/02/2012

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