Cuts to the nation’s food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, including Michigan.
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.
A state representative from Macomb County called legislation passed by the Michigan House that limits the use of welfare assistance a “common sense” decision.
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.
Michigan has begun notifying some families receiving welfare benefits that their federal assistance is running out.
Groups that help the needy across Michigan could find themselves overwhelmed with requests for help this fall.
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.
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.