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Gilda Z. Jacobs: It’s time to fix Michigan’s safety net

The more precarious a person’s position, the more important a strong, secure safety net is. That has been crystallized by the COVID-19 pandemic, which...

Whitmer signs bipartisan bills extending unemployment benefits 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 886 and Senate Bill 911 extending eligibility for unemployment insurance to 26 weeks, up from 20...

Legislature OKs coronavirus unemployment bill after deal reached with gov.

Updated, 10:07 a.m., 10/14/20, with comments from Whitmer's office In a marathon session, complete with ongoing negotiation between the GOP legislative leaders and Gov. Gretchen...

Tlaib calls for auto insurance discrimination impact study

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and two of her colleagues announced on Wednesday that they will introduce a measure called the Preventing Auto Insurance...

Report: 600K Michigan adults don’t have enough to eat

A new report from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan research institute, shows that 613,000 adults in Michigan — 9%...

Kamala Harris in Detroit: ‘Poverty is trauma-inducing’ for kids

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris visited Flint and Detroit on Tuesday in hopes of building enthusiasm with Black voters days before early voting...

Oxfam: Michigan is the 13th best state for workers during COVID-19

Updated, 7:18 a.m. 9/17/20, with information from LEO A new study from Oxfam America shows that Michigan isn't in the top 10 states for workers...

Dingell, Tlaib say there was ‘no misunderstanding’ on Amazon calling the...

After U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) said police were called on them last week while they sought to tour an...

Rick Haglund: Blacks have lost ground in Michigan — and it’s...

In his long career as a University of Michigan labor economist, Don Grimes never focused his research on race-based income inequality. “I’ve always believed in...

Column: Michiganders need rent relief now

It’s been six months since COVID-19 emerged in Michigan, and to say that a lot has happened since then would be an understatement.  More than...

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