LANSING, MI – People with Bridge cards may soon be prohibited from using the welfare debit cards to make cash withdrawals at Detroit casino ATMs. The state Senate approved a measure that would prohibit the Bridge-card withdrawals.
State Senator Bill Hardiman says one of the Detroit casinos has already allowed for $87,000 to be withdrawn with the cards.
During GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder's tenure as president of Gateway Inc., the U.S. Department of Labor charged the computer maker with denying support technician jobs to 26 qualified female applicants.
Gateway never admitted to any wrongdoing. It offered to hire the women and gave each $4,630 in back pay.
More repairs may be required as part of a deal that could let Enbridge Energy Partners restart a pipeline that spilled oil into a Michigan river this summer.
Federal regulators said in a letter to the company last week that they want dozens of pipeline anomalies fixed within 180 days of a restart. Dented pipeline that runs beneath the St. Clair River would have to be replaced within one year of a restart.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer of Michigan released the letter Monday.