Economic Justice

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...
minimum wage

1.5M Michigan workers would benefit from $15 minimum wage bill teed...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House is poised to pass landmark legislation that would hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour and could...

AG’s office files brief against GOP legislative maneuver on minimum wage,...

Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office has joined Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in calling on the court system to outlaw the “adopt and amend” tactic that...

Poll: Strong support for graduated income tax

A new statewide poll shows that three-quarters of Michiganders support a graduated tax system in which the wealthy would pay more. The poll from...

Report: Trump poverty formula could cut number of welfare recipients

President Donald Trump’s administration is considering changing how the federal government calculates poverty. But the proposed adjustment could lead to fewer people being eligible for...

Julián Castro 1st of 2020 Dems to visit Flint

Julián Castro made himself the 14th Democratic presidential candidate to campaign in Michigan — but he was the first to visit Flint, which remains...

Rick Haglund: Below the surface, Michigan’s economy has serious flaws

Let’s start with some good news: Michigan has the 13th best economy in the country, far surpassing the performance of surrounding Great Lakes states,...

Julie Cassidy: We must stand against Trump’s anti-family, pro-homelessness agenda

President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to make America great. But more than halfway through his first term, his preferred policies have done...

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