Bill to cut welfare cash if kids miss school passes Michigan Senate

LANSING, MI — Families could lose welfare cash benefits if a child regularly Bay City Schools Busses 01.JPGmisses school under a bill approved Tuesday by the Michigan Senate.

The proposal, whose sponsor has dubbed it the “parental responsibility act,” would allow the state to cut off Family Independence Program assistance if a child was chronically truant.

If the child is younger than 16, the whole family could lose cash benefits. If the child is 16 or older, they would be removed from the family group, which could continue to receive some assistance.  Read More