Study: ‘Deaths of despair’ could drop with EITC, minimum wage boosts

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed state budget would increase Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from its current rate of 6 percent to 12 percent, something she says would add an additional $30 per month to low-income families’ pockets. A recent working paper from a group of University of California researchers, however, says that it might … Continue reading Study: ‘Deaths of despair’ could drop with EITC, minimum wage boosts