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(MPRN-Lansing) Gov. Rick Snyder will decide whether to sign a bill tying welfare payments to school attendance. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers have taken another step to revoke cash assistance from families with kids who persistently miss school. 

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan families could lose their cash assistance if one or more of their children persistently miss school. That’s under a bill approved by the state House on Thursday. 

Rates of students missing class are disproportionately high in urban areas with high poverty rates