Welfare

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State House Moves To Tie Truancy To Welfare Cash Assistance

Bill sponsor Rep. Al Pscholka says the legislation would help “break the cycle of generational poverty.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2015

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Michigan Welfare Agency Issues Layoff Notices To 100 Workers

One of Michigan’s largest state agencies is issuing layoff notices to 100 workers this week due to a $7.5 million budget cut.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2015

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Snyder Signs Bills For Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

The one-year pilot program will be used in three counties, which have not been announced. If drug use is suspected, welfare recipients or applicants are required to take a substance abuse test.

CBS Detroit–12/26/2014

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Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Sent To Snyder

Michigan has roughly 80,000 welfare recipients, 21,000 of them adults age 18 and older who could be subject to drug testing depending on which counties were selected for the pilot.

CBS Detroit–12/10/2014

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Michigan Close To Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

A plan to issue drug tests to welfare recipients suspected of substance abuse is nearing final approval in the Michigan Legislature.

12/03/2014

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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

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Michigan Senate Passes Welfare Drug Testing Pilot Program

A GOP House bill that passed the Senate 25-11 Thursday would establish a suspicion-based drug testing pilot program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2014

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Snyder Signs Laws To Block Bridge Cards At Certain ATMs

Welfare recipients will not longer be able to withdraw taxpayer-provided cash from ATMs in liquor stores and strip clubs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2013

House Votes To Block Bridge Cards At Liquor Store, Strip Club ATMs

Backers say they hope the Legislature gives the bills final approval by year’s end.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/07/2013

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