About 30,000 college students have been removed from Michigan’s Food Assistance Program. The Bridge Cards, which are debit cards commonly known as food stamps, provide assistance to eligible recipients.
In Michigan’s attempt to save the state $75 million, they cut these students, made eligible by its own rules. Federal rules don’t allow most college students to collect food stamps.
said Corrigan, a former justice of the Michigan Supreme Court who attended Detroit’s Marygrove College and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
“We want to encourage people to be self-sufficient, not to be dependent on the government,”
she said in an interview with The Detroit News.