LANSING (AP) – 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.

The Center for Civil Justice filed a motion this week arguing that the state’s most recent notices to those scheduled to lose cash assistance benefits didn’t contain enough information.

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U.S. District Judge Paul Borman disagreed Friday and denied the motion, meaning the state can proceed with planned cuts.

The state sent out revised notices because of an Oct. 4 ruling that the original notices were inadequate. Cuts that were supposed to begin Oct. 1 have been delayed by a few weeks.

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Most of the affected 11,000 families will lose benefits because of an end to hardship exemptions, not a stricter four-year limit on benefits.

Catch up on the welfare reform, here.

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