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Judge: Leaving Toy Ape On African-American Government Worker's Desk 'Is Despicable'

Posted 02.21.2013 | Detroit

$21,000 for a toy monkey? Michigan's Department of Human Services (DHS) will be fined that amount after a toy ape that was placed on top of an African...

Michiganders Wrongly Cut From Welfare Rolls

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

The State of Michigan can't use a federal limit on welfare benefits to cut aid those who meet state eligibility for cash assistance, according to a Ge...

States Take Aim At Food Stamps

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

HOWELL, Mich. — The 2010 Buick Enclave parked in her garage kept Michigan resident Renee Moore from getting food stamps for two months last year...

Michigan Wants To Drug Test Welfare Applicants

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 12.29.2011 | Detroit

Officials in Michigan's Department of Human Services want to bring back drug testing of welfare recipients, a controversial practice that Michigan cou...

Michigan Cracks Down On College Students Using Food Stamps

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Starting in April, most college students will no longer be able to use food stamps in Michigan, reports the Michigan Messenger. The decision comes af...