Economic Justice

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,...
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Union: New MSU grad student contract offers raise, helps international employees

One month after criticizing Michigan State University for “negligence and apathy” during contract negotiations, the union representing its graduate school employees has announced a...

Harris shakes off ‘electability’ argument during Detroit NAACP address

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has made African American voters a key target early in the presidential race – she’s visited more Historically Black...

Andrew Yang pitches universal basic income in downtown Detroit

Businessman and longshot 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang appeared in Detroit’s Cass Corridor Saturday night, making the argument for his campaign’s signature policy...

Lisa Canada: Lawmakers should act quickly to stop payroll, tax fraud...

The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights represents more than 14,000 men and women who build our state from the ground up. From...

Green New Deal not backed by most Michigan Dems, Republicans in...

Michigan’s congressional Democrats all agree that something needs to be done about climate change. But most are not voicing support for the much-discussed Green...

AG plans clampdown on ‘payroll fraud’

Updated, 3:58 p.m. and 5:01 p.m. with comments from Charles Owens and legislative Republicans. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Democratic legislators want to crack...

Retired teacher faces eviction from ‘hot area’ in Detroit

Eloise Halliburton is in a fight to save her Detroit home. She says that Michigan First Credit Union (MFCU) wants to evict her from her...

Column: Michigan needs a ‘rural ombudsman’

Michigan’s official state motto is: “Si Quæris Peninsulam Amœnam Circumspice," or, “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” Michigan is a large state...

AG, high court could still weigh minimum wage, sick leave laws

Attorney General Dana Nessel and the state’s highest court could still weigh whether Lame Duck laws that dramatically scaled back ballot proposals regarding paid...

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