Kevin Lavery / WKAR

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

Massive State Department Merger Will go Forward

Mar 29, 2015
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers will not try to block Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to combine two of the state’s largest agencies. The Legislature begins its two-week spring break this week. 

(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. 

More details are expected when governor presents his budget plan in February

Portage Republican Representative Margaret O'Brien says legislation is intended to cut down on "abuse to our welfare system"