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State unveils program for budding weed industry in areas hit hard...

The regulatory body for Michigan’s newly legal marijuana industry wants to give a leg up to prospective entrepreneurs in 19 communities deemed to have...

Michigan U.S. House Dems vote to boost minimum wage to $15...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday voted to hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025 — which could mean...

Nessel joins other AGs in pushing feds for fairer labor practices

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined attorneys general from around the country in urging the federal government “to protect workers from harmful anti-competitive...

Attorneys spar over Legislature’s ‘adopt and amend’ move on minimum wage,...

For almost two hours on Wednesday, competing factions made their cases to the Michigan Supreme Court on the constitutionality of Legislature “adopting and amending”...

6 states have hiked a tax credit for the working class ...

Updated, 6:17 a.m., 7/18/19 with Rep. Witwer's legislation A proposal by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to increase Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has largely failed...
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Report: More than 15K homeless children in Michigan

According to a new report by the Lansing-based Michigan League for Public Policy, almost 16,000 children younger than 4 are homeless around the state,...
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Nessel joins AGs protesting change in poverty level measurement

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Monday that she has co-signed a letter urging the Trump administration to reconsider its planned changes to how...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Let lawmakers know this summer about policies that...

The band strikes up and the tiny flags start waving. Candy flies and kids swarm to grab all they can, their hands still sticky...

Whitmer wants to close ‘skills gap,’ but some experts call it...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been vocal about wanting to “close the damn skills gap.” The Democratic governor tends to use the line almost immediately...

Study: Medicaid work requirements failed to increase employment rate

Updated 6/25, 2:06 p.m. The first study of Arkansas’ first-in-the-nation Medicaid work requirements was released this week, and it shows that they’ve kicked people off...

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