Category Archives: State Government

Food stamp aid to decrease for Michigan families


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More than 100,000 Michigan families are facing cuts in food aid coming as early as October, since Michigan has opted out of what officials are calling a “loophole” in a federal program.
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Snyder stands by Aramark contract, says problems are being fixed

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Governor Rick Snyder is standing by the state’s contract with a private prison food vendor. That’s despite a report this week that an Aramark employee has been charged with smuggling heroin and other drugs into the state prison in Saint Louis. That’s on top of earlier instances of inappropriate contact between Aramark employees and inmates and food shortages in some prisons.

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Michigan could lose up to $800,000 for refugee services due to unaccompanied minors

A large number of the refugees who come into the United States every year end up in Michigan – and that number is growing due to recent conflicts in the Middle East. But Michigan could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars this year in funding to help resettle those refugees. The federal government has diverted that money to help pay for the recent influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America.
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