Issues Relating to Economic Well-Being

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If you missed the June 5 webinar, Families at Risk, feel free to take a look at the great resources provided by the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project.   Major changes to Michigan’s Unemployment...
Economic Well-being
Bills to enact across-the-board income tax cuts were reported out of committees in both the state House and Senate. These bills threaten to undermine our future by making it harder for the state to...
Economic Well-being
Raise Michigan is a coalition of civil rights, faith, labor and community groups representing workers across Michigan who are working to raise the minimum wage - because Lansing refuses to act! Raise...
Economic Well-being
Michigan Municipal League's Anthony Minghine explores Michigan's broken municipal financing model in a sobering and informative report.  There have been a lot of high profile robberies over the years...
Economic Well-being
The stimulus was great for poor kids while it lasted. Now even bare-bones aid is at risk. -Jared Bernstein                           Here’s a piece of good news of which you might not be aware: The...
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One day before sequestration was set to take place, Congress abandoned talks and left town for the weekend. House Republicans are already turning their attention to the next deadline on March 27,...
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Growing concerns about wealth inequality and the expanding racial wealth gap have in recent years become central to the debate over whether our nation is on a sustainable economic path. This report...
Economic Well-being
In the latest KIDS COUNT data snapshot on youth incarceration, the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that the rate of young people locked up because of trouble with the law dropped more than 40...
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As part of a tax package to reduce business taxes in 2011, the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit was cut 70%, resulting in tax increase for many low- and middle-income working families. The EITC...
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See the full report here.

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