Michigan Passes Law Requiring Welfare Recipients To Do Community Service
Republicans in Michigan have passed a law that will now require welfare recipients to perform community service.
State lawmakers passed bills Wednesday that would deny unemployment benefits to people who refuse to take drug tests required by employers.
It also would require community service for people receiving government assistance.
The drug testing bill, which passed the House Commerce Committee on a 12-4 vote with three Democrats passing on the issue, would deny unemployment benefits for people who either refused to take a drug test required by an employer or tested positive.
The community service bill, which passed the state Senate on a 27-9 vote would require people receiving food stamps or other welfare benefits to perform community service in order to get the money.
Republicans called the bills common sense.