04/10/2013 11:18 am ET

House Subcommittee Approves Drastic Cuts In Child Welfare System, Food Assistance

LANSING -- The Department of Human Services budget was bounced, cut, restored and still up in the air after two committee hearings in Lansing Tuesday.

Under the House Appropriations subcommittee version of the budget, more than 1,000 workers would be cut, the state’s three remaining juvenile justice treatment facilities would be closed and Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to put more social workers into struggling schools would be in jeopardy.

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