New census bureau figures show nearly half of all Americans are barely scraping by on earnings that classify them as either living in poverty or as low-income — the highest total ever.
A Michigan lawmaker wants to link welfare benefits to a clean drug test.
Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday the state is reassessing a decision to consider vehicles as assets under the food stamp program after some applicants complained they were denied assistance merely because of cars they use to get to school or job interviews.
A group that sparked a court order to temporarily halt a round of cuts in Michigan’s welfare program has lost a bid to extend the delay.
A new law that effects thousands of people in Michigan kicked in Saturday. The law puts a four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits for 41,000 people, about 30,000 of which are children.
Area food banks and other places that help the hungry could be getting busier soon, as the state’s lifetime welfare limits take effect Saturday.
More Michigan residents are living in poverty as the state works to free itself from the lingering effects of the nation’s recession, according to new census data released Thursday.
A Republican lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would strip Michigan State University and Wayne State University of some state aid.
A state representative from Macomb County called legislation passed by the Michigan House that limits the use of welfare assistance a “common sense” decision.
The Speak Out and Speak Up summit Thursday in Detroit will look at the effect of the state’s planned cuts to welfare assistance.