CHICAGO -- A judge in Michigan on Friday reinstated general assistance for able-bodied single adults in the state, returning a $230 million program to the state's fiscal 1992 budget just hours before Gov. John Engler announced his vetoes to bring the budget into balance.

According to Chris DeWitt, a spokesman for the Michigan Attorney General's office, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge James Giddings ordered the immediate reinstatement of general assistance as a result of a lawsuit brought against the state's director of social services by a group of general assistance recipients.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.