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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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Senate Approves Bill To Block Bridge Cards At Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2013

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Tech Problems Stop Food Stamp Purchases, Bridge Card Users ‘Out Of Luck’

Michigan residents in a federal food program are being denied purchases with their debit-style cards because of technical problems.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/12/2013

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Several Charged With Food Stamp Fraud After Raid At Detroit’s Eastern Market

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/21/2013

Bills Would Require Michiganders To Work For Welfare, Pass Drug Test

A bill has passed in the Senate that would require those receiving a cash assistance to do community service.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2013

Bill Would Block Bridge Cards At Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores

Are Michigan welfare recipients using state funds to pay for strippers?

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/07/2013

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