Economic Justice

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...

Warren stumps for new ‘economic patriotism’ plan in Detroit, Lansing

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared in Detroit and Lansing Tuesday as part of a presidential campaign swing through the Midwest in which she...

Upton joins Dems to offer ‘dreamers’ path to citizenship

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) was one of seven Republicans who joined with Democrats in the U.S. House on Tuesday to...

Inslee talks climate change, water shutoffs during Detroit visit

Presidential hopeful Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has described himself as the “climate candidate.” On Tuesday, he visited sections of Detroit during what was described...

Julie Cassidy: Too many Detroiters still struggle, despite city’s progress

Ten years after the official end of the Great Recession, many Michigan families are still struggling as rising housing prices outpace post-recession income growth....

Whitmer lends support to equal pay legislation

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rallied supporters at an equal pay day event Wednesday, saying legislation must pass that bars private companies from asking women about...

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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