State of Michigan Archives: on Welfare & Poverty


Randy Hekman: Transform to nonprofit/charity model to provide assistance

During the debate, Kaine pitched himself as a moderate political leader, mentioning frequently that he cut state spending by $5 billion during his time as governor, while simultaneously making investments in infrastructure and human development. Allen criticized Kaine for accepting the role of chairman of the Democratic National Committee, saying he should have spent his final year as governor on state priorities, "not the national partisan role of advocating for President Obama's policies."
Source: Petoskey News on 2012 Michigan Senate debate Feb 20, 2012

Rick Snyder: No welfare benefits for people with felony warrants

New bills require the state to develop an automated system that will facilitate information sharing. Soon cross-checking the names of people receiving public assistance against a database of outstanding felony warrants in order to make sure only those who are eligible are able to receive public assistance will be possible.

It is already illegal for anyone with a felony warrant to collect welfare benefits, but the state does not currently have a good system in place.

Source: Michigan 2011 gubernatorial press release, #264222 Oct 18, 2011

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2012 Presidential contenders on Welfare & Poverty:
  Democrats:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)

Republicans:
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Parties:
Green: Dr.Jill Stein(MA)
Libertarian: Gov.Gary Johnson(NM)
Justice: Mayor Rocky Anderson(UT)
Constitution: Rep.Virgil Goode(VA)
Peace+Freedom: Roseanne Barr(HI)
Reform Party: André Barnett(NY)
AmericansElect: Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
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