Economic Justice

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...

From the UAW strike to Trump’s trade war: The Advance’s best...

Quotable of the Year: “You know, there are things that we can’t control, like the weather, but there are things we can. And when we...

Redefining homelessness could help families on the edge, advocates say

With many cities seeing a spike in homelessness, there’s a renewed state and federal effort to pass laws that would make it easier to...

Rick Haglund: Don’t count on Trump losing Michigan in 2020 over...

President Donald Trump, who was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, is a bully and world-class vulgarian. Who else would come to...

New: Little-noticed Whitmer admin change restores child support for some low-income...

Come January, qualifying Michigan low-income families who receive both child support and cash assistance will begin seeing additional funds – up to either $100 or...

Michigan Supreme Court says it’s too late to rule on GOP...

The Michigan Supreme Court declined to issue an opinion on the constitutionality of the GOP-led “adopt and amend” tactic used last year to water...

House Dems want to ensure the Legislature stays out of citizen-led...

As petitions for two anti-abortion ballot initiatives are circulating throughout Michigan, several House Democrats are working to take the Legislature out of the citizen-led...

Lawrence, Dingell march to McConnell’s office to demand votes on equal...

Two Michigan lawmakers, U.S. Reps. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) and Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), on Wednesday were among the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) members who marched...

Column: We know Medicaid work requirements won’t work

Punitive and problematic Healthy Michigan Plan work requirements are set to take effect on Jan. 1, putting the health care it provides for over...

Michigan unemployment system victims to get their day in court

Thousands of people were falsely accused of unemployment insurance fraud in Michigan, thanks to an automated computer system. Now a Court of Appeals panel...

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