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Wed August 24, 2011
Michigan Legislature approves new welfare limits
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Residents involved in roughly 12,500 welfare cases in Michigan could lose benefits under a stricter, four-year lifetime limit that has received final approval in the Michigan Legislature.
The Republican-led House passed the legislation with 73-34 votes Wednesday mostly along party lines.
The measures will go to Gov. Rick Snyder.
The welfare limit already has been approved as part of the state budget that kicks in Oct. 1. Lawmakers plan to put the cap in a separate state statute to help implement the budget plan. The state's current four-year limit on welfare benefits would expire Sept. 30 unless the Legislature revises or extends the limitations.
The revised welfare limits have fewer exemptions than the four-year limit now in state law.