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Michigan House Passes Bill Requiring Some to be Drug Tested to Receive Welfare Benefits

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Some people may have to pass drug tests to receive benefits in Michigan.

Today, the Michigan House approved a plan to require some people to pass the drug test, and make sure their children do not miss too many days of school to get those benefits.

Applicants would be screened for illegal substances and take a test if there's suspicion they are using drugs.

Another measure would strip families of benefits under the program if their children aren't meeting school attendance requirements.