Welfare Food Assistance Rules Changing

Nov 29, 2017
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Able-bodied adults on welfare in some parts of Michigan will have to work to keep food assistance beginning in January. The state says that’s because Kalamazioo, Allegan, Barry, and seven other counties no longer qualify for a federal waiver.

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The CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy says when lawmakers and Governor Rick Snyder approved a pilot program to test some welfare recipients for drugs, the created a “solution in search of a problem.” 

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(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
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(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.