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7:20 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

State House approves bill limiting bridge card use

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Portage Republican Representative Margaret O'Brien says legislation is intended to cut down on "abuse to our welfare system"
LANSING -- The Michigan Legislature now has to choose between a pair of dueling proposals with the same goal -- preventing Bridge Card recipients from using ATMs at liquor stores, strip clubs and racetracks to access cash benefits.
8:24 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

State Senate bills would set tougher rules for people on public assistance

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Bill dealing with drug testing generated most debae
LANSING - The writing appears to be on the wall for those receiving public benefits in Michigan as two packages of bills aimed at tightening restrictions on those receiving unemployment or cash assistance from the state appear likely headed for Gov. Rick Snyder's desk.