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Michigan Senate may vote on bills limiting welfare

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Senate is expected to vote on some of the bills needed to implement the already approved state budget plan for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.

One of the bills that could come up for a vote Wednesday would put a stricter 4-year lifetime limit on welfare benefits into state law. The legislation would reflect welfare limits approved earlier this year as part of the state budget plan.

Michigan's current law has a similar time limit but it has more exceptions than the revised plan. The current law is due to expire in late September unless it's renewed or changed by lawmakers.

Critics say the limits would boot some needy families off public assistance.

The House already has approved the welfare limits legislation.


House Bills 4409-10.

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