poverty

"KALAMAZOO, MI — People in Kalamazoo County are most concerned about poverty, homelessness and employment. Those were the three most significant social issues facing people who live in the county, according to responses in a recent Kalamazoo Community Foundation survey." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

WMUK

Michigan League for Public Policy President Gilda Jacobs says eliminating the state Earned Income Tax Credit to help fund a road funding package amounts to “paving the roads on the backs of working poor people in the state.” 

  

The Michigan Public Radio Network

A group of state House Democrats hopes to prevent the state’s largest water utility from ending service to one of the cities it serves. 

Some Democrats in the Legislature are renewing their push to increase the minimum wage for workers who earn tips. They say there should be one minimum wage that covers the entire workforce. 

Officials with the Michigan Association of United Ways say 40 percent of the state’s households are having a hard time affording basic needs, even though they are employed. (WDET)

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