Jobs & Economy

  • 5 places where Michigan’s governor and legislature can make deals

    For the first time in nearly a decade, Michigan’s government will be divided.

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  • Who Will Pay For The Ballooning National Debt?

    There’s nothing new about this game. Republicans have said for decades now that tax cuts don’t cause deficits; they pay…

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  • Investment brings jobs. And more jobs makes for stronger neighborhoods.

    Another Detroit neighborhood is about to see a major transformation as Ford plans to invest $783 million in a Corktown…

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  • Detroit city council member’s “People’s Bills” tackle some of city’s inequities

    One Detroit city council member is putting forth a slew of proposals she says will help correct some major inequities…

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  • Michigan Legislature passes minimum wage, paid sick leave bills to avert ballot

    State lawmakers on Wednesday adopted two proposals ‒ to raise Michigan’s minimum wage and require employers to offer paid sick…

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  • Crumbling Detroit school buildings will cost $500 million to repair. It’s money the district doesn’t have

    “We would have to dramatically cut personnel to even put a dent in this problem,”

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  • As caregivers struggle to make ends meet, 28,000 Detroit children go without care

    “You can get there—if you have the money.”

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  • Poverty is Detroit’s biggest problem. Gentrification doesn’t come close.

    he basic revival trajectory is positive. It can continue. But that doesn’t mean cities can take it for granted.

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  • Who is to blame for what happened to Michigan Central Station?

    Michigan Central Station opened in 1913. At 18 stories, it was the tallest train station in the world at the…

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  • Michigan Republicans won’t pass marijuana bill. Voters to decide in November.

    The ballot proposal would allow Michiganders over the age of 21 to have, use, grow and sell marijuana for recreational…

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