Welfare Reform Deal Nearing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Republicans in the Michigan Legislature have resolved their differences over welfare reform and voted to impose a four-year limit for able-bodied adults to get cash assistance.

Democrats object to a strict cap, though, and say recipients
should be able to exceed the cap in some situations.

The legislation is intended to provide more education and job
skills to welfare recipients but also set tougher penalties for
failing to comply with requirements.

One bill sets up a three-strikes policy for recipients who do
NOT comply with work and training requirements.

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