Welfare

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

Michigan House OKs Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2013

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Lawmakers Back Changes To Welfare Benefits

Some low-income Michigan families would have to pass drug tests and make sure their children don’t miss too many days of school in order to qualify for welfare benefits, under legislation being considered by the state Legislature.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/22/2013

Agency Finds 3,500 Lottery Winners In Mich. Get Public Aid

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2013

Michigan Cracks Down On Felons Getting Welfare

The Michigan departments of State Police and Human Services say they resolved 1,994 felony arrest warrants during a joint initiative to make sure felons don’t collect welfare.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/18/2013

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