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Michigan Bills Could Block Welfare Recipients From Using Certain ATMs

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan lawmakers approved bills Tuesday to stop people from using electronic benefits cards, or EBT cards, from getting cash from ATM's in places like liquor stores, horse tracks, or strip clubs.

Governor Snyder already signed a similar law related to casino ATM's.

The pending legislation would require the Department of Human Services to come up with a way to block the withdrawals.

A nonpartisan fiscal analysis estimates that to block cash withdrawals from certain ATMs could cost Michigan $120,000.