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President Barack Obama speaks about the Farm Bill, or the the Agriculture Act of 2014, into law after speaking about the importance of the Farm Bill to America's economy at Michigan State University February 7, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Obama signed the largely bi-partisan legislation that reforms the farm insurance program and trims the food stamps by one percent. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Obama, At MSU, Signs Farm Bill That Trims Food Stamps

The President said the wide-ranging bill multitasks by helping boost jobs, innovation, research and conservation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2014

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Farm Bill Deal Would Cut Food Stamps By 1 Percent

Senator Debbie Stabenow says the bill is good for farmers, and good for Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/28/2014

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Food Assistance Cuts To Impact 1.8 Million Michiganders

Michigan’s nearly 1.8 million recipients of government food assistance are going to have to get by with less aid starting Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013

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Senate Approves Bill To Block Bridge Cards At Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores

The Michigan Senate has approved legislation that would block Bridge Card holders from withdrawing cash from ATMs located in strip clubs, liquor stores and race tracks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2013

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Technical Glitch Fixed: Bridge Card Program Restored

Michigan’s Bridge Card program is back up and running.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2013

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Food Program For Women, Kids OK For 4-5 Weeks

The state says there’s enough money to keep WIC going for a bit amid a partial federal government shutdown.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2013

Bill Would Block Bridge Cards At Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores

Are Michigan welfare recipients using state funds to pay for strippers?

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/07/2013

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Michigan Fully Restores Food Aid To Thousands Of Bridge Card Users

The state has added money to the Bridge Cards of all the 85,000 Michigan food assistance recipients and families who temporarily went without the aid this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/05/2013

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‘Human Error’ Leaves 85,000 Recipients Without Food Assistance

Money has been added to debit cards for nearly half of 85,000 Michigan food assistance recipients who were without the aid for a day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/04/2013

Economic Security Bulletin: Food Aid Up, Unemployment Down

The latest Economic Security Bulletin shows that food aid in Michigan rose in the third quarter of 2011 compared with the third quarter of 2010, with nearly 967,000 people in Michigan using the Food Assistance Program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/25/2011

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