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Making Ends Meet in Michigan
How much do you have to earn to make ends meet in Michigan? The costs of very basic needs – housing, child care, food, transportation, personal items such as clothing, healthcare and taxes – are used to calculate a “basic needs” hourly wage for four types of families in each Michigan county.
Report | Online calculator | Interactive county map | Making Ends Meet tab
Race for Results
Michigan findings show that opportunities for the state's white children and African American children both lag their national peers with a particularly large gap for African American children in Michigan.
Raising the minimum wage
Mapping the Facts
Click on the map on the left then select any individual county from the larger map to bring up a fact sheet with information about poverty, health insurance coverage, unemployment, government assistance participation, income, and more.
Deary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama redux
April 23 Blog: 80-milewalk
Blog: Factually Speaking80-mile walk
On this cool, windy spring morning I joined other advocates to show support for the youth who walked the 80 miles from Detroit to the Capitol steps in Lansing to express their concerns with Michigan’s zero tolerance policies and the impact on their lives. For the uninitiated, “zero tolerance” in this context refers to those education policies that mandate automatic suspension or expulsion for offenses deemed a threat to the safety of other students or school staff. The big problem in Michigan is that the list of such offenses now includes... Read More
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Lansing State Journal: CATA drivers annual food drive will benefit Greater Lansing Food Bank
City Pulse Newsmakers: Minimum wage
Detroit Free Press: Nancy Kaffer: Among the worst in the nation? Michigan must stop failing our kids
WDET News: Michigan’s kids lag behind nation when it comes to well-being
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