Michigan Pays $558 Per Hour To Firm In Child Welfare CaseA state agency is bypassing state attorneys and paying a private law firm $558 an hour in an aggressive effort to try to end court oversight of Michigan's child welfare system.
Gov. Snyder To Merge State Social Services AgenciesThe governor said he will announce plans in his State of the State speech Tuesday night to "dramatically" reorganize two state agencies.
Report: Mich. Child Welfare Improving, Needs WorkMichigan'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.
Michigan House OKs Bill To End Bridge Card AbuseThe Michigan House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to crack down on welfare abuse.
State Employees Experiment With Ways Of WorkingDepartments 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
Five-Year Welfare Cap Hits Michigan Supreme CourtMichigan's enforcement of a five-year limit on welfare benefits is on the docket at the Michigan Supreme Court.
Parents Sue Mich. DHS For Adoption FraudSome 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.
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 Re-offers Welfare Aid To 13,000 FamiliesNotices coming in the mail will explain how families can reapply for monthly checks.
Audit: Funds To Help 400 Job Seekers Aided Only 2An 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.
State Asks Detroit Council To Decertify Human Services DepartmentDetroit's scandal-plagued Department of Human Services was the hot topic on the table at Friday's City Council meeting.