Rep. Tom McMillin introduces major welfare reform

No cash assistance, requires direct payment for rent and utilities According to a press release issued by his office, Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, introduced legislation today that drastically changes how welfare benefits are received in the state of Michigan. House Bill 5536 completely eliminates all cash withdrawals from state Bridge Cards to reduce welfare abuse and fraud in Michigan. This prevents taxpayer dollars from being used for drugs or other illegal purchases. The bill … [Read more...]

Family Market Day Promotes Bridge Card Programs at Farmers Markets

Oakland County Health Division and the Healthy Oakland Partnership (HOP) are promoting Oakland County farmers markets that accept SNAP/Bridge cards with two events. They will host their fifth annual Family Market Day event on Saturday, August 24 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Oakland County Farmers Market located at 2350 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. “Farmers markets that accept EBT cards increase access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables for low-income residents,” said Kathy … [Read more...]