Mich. governor signs 48-month welfare limit

Gov. Rick Snyder speaks during a news conference in Detroit, Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

September 7, 2011 8:34:43 AM PDT
Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law a stricter, four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits, prompting advocates for the poor to warn that tens of thousands of residents will find themselves without cash assistance on Oct. 1.