Cuts to the nation’s food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, including Michigan.
A GOP House bill that passed the Senate 25-11 Thursday would establish a suspicion-based drug testing pilot program.
Welfare recipients will not longer be able to withdraw taxpayer-provided cash from ATMs in liquor stores and strip clubs.
Backers say they hope the Legislature gives the bills final approval by year’s end.
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.
Michigan residents in a federal food program are being denied purchases with their debit-style cards because of technical problems.
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.
A bill has passed in the Senate that would require those receiving a cash assistance to do community service.
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Supporters say the measure is designed to break the cycle of poverty by helping drug users find treatment. But opponents say it’s all just a punitive attack on low income individuals who rely on state assistance to get by.