Community Service for Welfare Recipients

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A bill that would require people on welfare to participate in community service passed out of the Michigan Senate Wednesday.

The bill's sponsor, Senator Joe Hune, says SB 276 would help ensure people on public assistance are giving back to their communities. He first introduced the bill last fall.

“People benefiting from public assistance should do something to give back to the community that is providing them with a helping hand, and that is exactly what my bill does,” said Hune, R-Hamburg. “There is nothing wrong with having folks have a little skin in the game. I am glad that this common sense reform passed out of the Senate today.”

This bill was sent to the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee.

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