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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.


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

State Rep.: Welfare Limiting Bills Are “Common Sense Legislation”

A state representative from Macomb County called legislation passed by the Michigan House that limits the use of welfare assistance a “common sense” decision.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/08/2011

Rainbow PUSH news conference (credit: WWJ's Florence Walton)

Group Speaks Out Against Public Assistance Cuts

Local ministers in Detroit have issued a warning that an upcoming state legislative vote to put a cap on cash assistance to the poor is a recipe for disaster … or worse.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2011

State Lets Some Families Know Aid Is Running Out

Michigan has begun notifying some families receiving welfare benefits that their federal assistance is running out.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2011


Community Groups Brace For Backlash From Welfare Bills

Groups that help the needy across Michigan could find themselves overwhelmed with requests for help this fall.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/14/2011

Senate May Vote On Bills Limiting Welfare

The Michigan Senate is expected to vote on a bill Wednesday that would put a stricter four-year lifetime limit on welfare benefits into state law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2011


MI Collects Over $3 Billion In Child Support, Saves Taxpayers $81 Million

The Michigan Auditor General released a comprehensive report with good news for more than 560,000 Michigan children: Michigan excelled in collecting and distributing about $3 billion in child support in the past two years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2011