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Seniors’ sweet tax breaks have become a target

As Americans begin the challenge of filling out their tax returns this year, one taxpayer demographic generally pays less than others: senior citizens. Tax breaks...

Column: Black Americans mostly left behind by progress since Dr. King’s...

On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., while assisting striking sanitation workers. Back then, over a half century...

State appeals unemployment fraud case to Supreme Court

The state of Michigan appealed this week a case to the state Supreme Court from victims of faulty unemployment fraud claims. A Michigan Court of...

At Wisconsin rally, Trump’s facts launch flights of fancy

He promised to protect people with pre-existing conditions, while his administration pursues a lawsuit to throw out the Affordable Care Act that protects people...

Michigan minimum-wage workers got a raise on Jan. 1. But they...

Michigan started the new year by joining 21 states in raising the minimum wage But workers saw a smaller increase than they would have...

Rick Haglund: Whitmer should address Michigan worker pay in her State...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will have plenty of topics to tackle in her second State of the State speech on Jan. 29. We’ll no doubt hear...

Michigan’s economy in 2020: Could be better, could be worse

More than a decade out from the start of the 2008 recession, Michigan is still facing a challenging environment for economic growth. Nonetheless, the...

Turning gray and into the red: The true cost of growing...

The U.S. population is aging at such a rate that within a few years, older Americans will outnumber the country’s children for the first...

Column: Americans bankrupted by health care costs: 4 questions answered

Medical bankruptcy has been a talking point for many Democratic candidates as they make their individual cases for health care reform. This begs a...

Childcare costs are debilitating for low-wage workers in Michigan

Among other necessities, affording childcare has become a struggle for Michiganders, a problem that radiates to other parts of life. Childcare in Michigan can cost...

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