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Oakland Press: Study: Higher minimum wage, tax credits together help workers

Raising the minimum wage and expanding state Earned Income Tax Credits are two key strategies to be used together to help working families as the economy slowly recovers from the Great Recession, a new national report said. Sept. 11, 2014 – Oakland Press

Macomb Daily: ‘Needed’ minimum wage hike takes effect in Macomb County

Michigan’s minimum wage went up 75 cents an hour to $8.15 on Labor Day. Sept. 4, 2014 — Macomb Daily

Michigan Radio: Report: Lower paid men in Michigan have seen big income erosion since 1979

A new report shows it’s getting harder for people in Michigan at the lower end of the pay scale.

Yannet Lathrop is a policy analyst for the Michigan League for Public Policy. Aug. 27, 2014 — Michigan Radio

Michigan Radio: Workers in Minnesota see wage gains, while workers in Michigan see steady wage losses

Well, it’s Labor Day weekend, unofficially known as the last weekend of summer, and this in itself seems horribly unfair. Aug. 29, 2014 – Michigan Radio

Bloomberg News: State’s minimum wage rising, but debate goes on over labor outlook

Michigan’s minimum wage for most workers rises to $8.15 an hour Monday, but the Labor Day increase will do little to still the debate in the state over the progress or lack of progress in the state’s labor markets. Aug. 31, 2014 — Bloomberg News [Detroit News]

Public News Service: Report: Minimum Wage Increase Isn’t Enough

LANSING, Mich. – Many Michigan workers will now be taking home a little extra, as the state’s minimum wage increased this week from $7.40 per hour to $8.15 per hour. But analysts say much more needs to be done to tackle income inequality in the state. Sept. 2, 2014 – Public News Service

Grand Rapids Business Journal: Study: 40 percent of working households don’t make ends meet

A new study has found that 40 percent of Michigan households with at least one worker don’t make enough money to meet basic survival needs. Sept. 1, 2014 — Grand Rapids Business Journal

The Detroit News: Workers need higher wages

Under pressure by a ballot campaign to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and to eventually bring tipped workers up to minimum wage, the Michigan Legislature voted May 27 to increase the wage to $9.25 in four steps, the first of which takes effect Monday. Sept. 1, 2014 — The Detroit News

The Daily Tribune: Michigan public colleges don’t provide financial aid to older students

As more than 750,000 Michigan public college students prepare to start a new school year, older adults are finding it harder than ever to participate, a new report says.

Michigan offers no financial aid grants to attend a public university or community college for those who graduated from high school more than 10 years ago.  Aug. 22, 2014 — The Daily Tribune

Voices of Disabilities: Michigan public colleges don’t provide financial aid to many potential students

As more than 750,000 Michigan public college students prepare to start a new school year, older adults are finding it harder than ever to participate, a new report says.

Michigan offers no financial aid grants to attend a public university or community college for those who graduated from high school more than 10 years ago. Aug. 21, 2014 — Voices of Disabilities

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