Economic Justice

Michigan will get $10.3B in COVID relief package awaiting Biden’s signature

WASHINGTON — A sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk after the U.S. House passed the latest pandemic relief...

Whitmer calls GOP actions on COVID relief ‘nonsensical,’ says she won’t...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said this week that giving up her executive powers in the fight to allocate billions in COVID-19 relief money “is never...

‘It’s become toxic’: Houghton County wrestles with its past, Trump and...

This series is the product of a more than month-long investigation involving hundreds of documents, court proceedings, several days on the ground in the western...

Senate passes coronavirus relief, bill now returns to the House

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed President Joe Biden’s nearly $2 trillion stimulus plan Saturday afternoon after wrangling over an amendment to trim unemployment...

Michigan delegation split 7-7 on $1.9T COVID relief bill vote

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on a nearly party-line vote passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package early Saturday, in a rush to...

Medical groups slam GOP bill that prohibits state from considering race,...

In response to the GOP-led Michigan Senate voting Thursday on a small COVID-19 relief plan — which also would prevent the state from following...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Want Michigan to become a stronger state? It’s...

As an advocate, a former lawmaker, a mom and a grandma, I don’t need research to tell me that what happens in a child’s...

Poverty task force wants Michigan to cut red tape for safety...

To better support the millions of Michiganders struggling to make ends meet, the state should expand apprenticeship opportunities for inmates while they are incarcerated,...

Proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage would boost paychecks

WASHINGTON — A gradual increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would increase the pay of low-income workers across the United...

Billions for Medicaid expansion dangled in front of holdout states

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats are trying again to entice a dozen holdout states — many of them in the South — to expand...

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