Bridge Magazine

guns in Michigan
7:22 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Gun deaths in Michigan have surpassed deaths by car accident. Bridge Magazine examines why

Credit A.J. Jones, Bridge

It used to be that someone in Michigan was more likely to die in an auto accident than from firearms. But in the last three years that has changed. Freelance writer Pat Shellenbarger discovered that when he examined guns in Michigan for Bridge Magazine.  He spoke with WMUK's Gordon Evans

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4:31 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Michiganders earn $4,000 less than the U.S. average, says UM Economist

Economists at the University of Michigan say workers in the state's private sector earn about $4,000 less a year than the national average.
(courtesy photo/used under Creative Commons license) By Rick Haglund/Bridge Magazine correspondent Separate data compiled by state labor market analysts on 22 occupational groups found the average wage in Michigan was lower than the national average wage in 16 of those groups in 2010.
3:21 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Snyder to increase budget for preschools

Governor Rick Snyder included more funding for state preschools in his budgetary plan today. According to Bridge Magazine, the governor suggested raising another 130 million dollars for preschool programs in the state, with a long term plan of spending about 240 million total by fiscal year 2015. Snyder said some of that money should go toward helping low-income families pay for preschool.
(Bridge illustration/A.J. Jones) By Derek Melot/Bridge Magazine Gov. Rick Snyder formally called for an additional $130 million for state preschool classes Thursday, a move long hinted at by administration officials - and long sought by advocates for early childhood education.