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New Michigan policy will strip welfare benefits if kids miss school - MIDDAY


David Moore
October 1, 2012 | WGVU  

A new state law taking effect today ties public assistance benefits to school attendance. Put simply, the law cuts off cash welfare payments if a child has more than ten unexcused absences.

Today on Midday West Michigan, WGVU’s David Moore talks with John Helmholt, Director of Communications and External Affairs for Grand Rapids Public Schools,  to get some perspective.

More Mid-Day Features
Friday
Age Of Adeline and Ex Machina open in theaters
  April 24, 2015  |  WGVU  There are several new movies opening in theaters today including Age of Adeline and Ex Machina, plus two independent features. WGVU breaks it down with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema.   
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Thursday
MiBiz with Mark Sanchez
  April 23, 2015  |  WGVU  What Pennock Health Care System joining Spectrum Health means for patients? Also, Priority Health rolls out program offering cash rewards as a way to reduce health care costs.   
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Tuesday
Michigan Proposal 1 debate
  April 21, 2015  |  WGVU  In less than three weeks Michigan voters will decide if Proposal 1’s sales tax increase is the best way to fix the state’s roads and bridges. The sales tax would increase from 6 to 7-percent generating $1.3 billion dollars a year over the next 10 years. It includes raising $300 million in additional public school funding and $95 million in new revenue for local governments. On WGVU’s “West Michigan Week” the pros and cons of Proposal 1 were debated with Paul Mitchell, Chairman of the Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals opposes Prop 1, and John LaMacchia, Legislative Associate with the Michigan Municipal League and a supporter from Safe Roads Yes!    
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Django Reinhardt & Family honored in a new recording Koblenz
  April 21, 2015  |  WGVU  A new Gypsy jazz recording from Europe celebrates the tradition of Django Reinhardt and his family. Koblenz by violinist Daniel Weltlinger has just been released in the U.S.   

Tuesday
Muskegon officials team up to tackle chlamydia rates
  April 14, 2015  |  WGVU  High chlamydia rates in Muskegon County have prompted officials to take certain steps. One initiative expands a partnership with Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan. WGVU recently spoke with PPWNM’s Bridget White about the response to what’s been referred to as the “chlamydia epidemic”.   
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