Legislation nearing Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's desk would let community service be a requirement to receive welfare benefits. The legislation is sponsored by Republican Senator Joe Hune of Livingston County's Hamburg Township.
The Republican-controlled Senate previously approved the bill and is expected to send it to Snyder on Wednesday.
Other ways welfare recipients can qualify for aid with the goal of becoming self-sufficient are paid employment, on-the-job training, job searches, educational activities and unpaid work assignments.
Online: Senate Bill 276: http://1.usa.gov/1cRMBy6