State House Moves To Tie Truancy To Welfare Cash AssistanceBill sponsor Rep. Al Pscholka says the legislation would help "break the cycle of generational poverty."
Michigan Welfare Agency Issues Layoff Notices To 100 WorkersOne of Michigan's largest state agencies is issuing layoff notices to 100 workers this week due to a $7.5 million budget cut.
Snyder Signs Bills For Drug Testing Welfare RecipientsThe 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.
Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Sent To SnyderMichigan 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.
Michigan Close To Drug Testing Welfare RecipientsA plan to issue drug tests to welfare recipients suspected of substance abuse is nearing final approval in the Michigan Legislature.
Michigan Ends Welfare Benefits For More Than 800 Lottery WinnersMore 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.
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.
Michigan Senate Passes Welfare Drug Testing Pilot ProgramA GOP House bill that passed the Senate 25-11 Thursday would establish a suspicion-based drug testing pilot program.
Snyder Signs Laws To Block Bridge Cards At Certain ATMsWelfare recipients will not longer be able to withdraw taxpayer-provided cash from ATMs in liquor stores and strip clubs.
House Votes To Block Bridge Cards At Liquor Store, Strip Club ATMsBackers say they hope the Legislature gives the bills final approval by year's end.
Senate Approves Bill To Block Bridge Cards At Strip Clubs, Liquor StoresThe 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.