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Gov. Rick Snyder at the podium with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, left, and Kevyn Orr, right. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Gov. Snyder To Merge State Social Services Agencies

The governor said he will announce plans in his State of the State speech Tuesday night to “dramatically” reorganize two state agencies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/20/2015

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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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