Sen. Vincent Gregory, D-Southfield, said it didn’t make sense to make someone — such as a single mother, for example — have to pay child care costs because of state-required community service. He offered an amendment — which ultimately failed — that would require the Department of Human Services to pick up child care costs while parents performed community service.
“We need to give residents a helping hand and not force them to do other things to get assistance from the state,” he said.
It's just making them give back to the community that they are receiving assistance from. Like getting paid for a job. Crazy how stuff like that works.