Jobs & Economy

  • Federal Shutdown Is Over… For Now. How Will Michigan Congresspeople Lead Going Forward?

    Stephen Henderson speaks with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph).

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  • New Whitmer executive order provides LGBTQ protections in state government, services

    The order extends non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ state employees.

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  • 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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