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Michigan Ends Welfare Benefits For More Than 800 Lottery Winners

More than 7,200 people who won at least $1,000 in the Michigan Lottery last year were living in households that received public assistance, according to a state report.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/24/2014

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Cuts To Food Stamps Will Only Hit 4 States, Including Michigan

Cuts to the nation’s food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, including Michigan.

09/17/2014

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

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. The president made a populist pitch to voters for economic fairness, saying the federal government should more do to balance the benefits of a capitalist society.  (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama In Michigan To Sign Farm Bill That Trims Food Stamps

President Barack Obama will be at Michigan State University on Friday to sign the far-reaching farm bill.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2014

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Tech Problems Stop Food Stamp Purchases, Bridge Card Users ‘Out Of Luck’

Michigan residents in a federal food program are being denied purchases with their debit-style cards because of technical problems.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/12/2013

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Several Charged With Food Stamp Fraud After Raid At Detroit’s Eastern Market

Federal agents say several people are facing fraud charges after a raid at Detroit’s Eastern Market yielded a handful of arrests over illegal use of Michigan’s Bridge Card.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/21/2013

Rep. Kildee To Live For Week On Food Stamp Budget

Michigan U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee says he wants to raise awareness about proposed cuts in nutrition programs for low-income families and children.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2013

Ferndale Mayor David Coulter and Sen. Carl Levin shop within their new weekly food budget. (Facebook)

Local Leaders Live On Food Stamp Budget To Protest Farm Bill Cuts

Pasta, peanut butter, hot dogs and a whole lot of tuna — That’s what Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter and Congressman Sander Levin will be eating for the next week.

CBS Detroit–06/10/2013

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

Agency Finds 3,500 Lottery Winners In Mich. Get Public Aid

More than 3,500 lottery winners in Michigan received public assistance last year or lived with people on welfare, food stamps or other aid, a state agency reported earlier this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2013

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