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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 17 Budget Brief: House subcommittee approves DCH FY 2015 budget
Blog: Factually SpeakingHealthy Michigan Plan gets healthy start!
The Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s Medicaid expansion, opened for enrollment on April 1, and within the first 72 hours, 36,329 applications were submitted through the MIBridges website and 20,995 were approved for coverage. By Tuesday, the number of enrolled shot up to 59,280 — an amazing number for a two-week period. That means that more than 109,000 people are now covered, including those who were transferred over to the plan from the Adult Benefits Waiver program. The program is off to a great start — great news for Michigan’s... Read More
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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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