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Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - MI: Livable Wages/Working Families

Lansing, MI - Michigan will receive more than $52 million from President Obama's stimulus package to prevent an increase in homelessness during the recession. It's part of the nearly $1.5 billion being allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to help renters as well a

Lansing, MI - National health care reform might be the catalyst needed to boost Michigan's - and the nation's - economy. That's according to a new report by the organization Health Care for America Now, which indicates that skyrocketing health care costs are depleting Michigan's state and local gove

Lansing, MI - Many women 40 years old and older are finding it difficult to overcome financial and employment barriers. But, when President Obama signed his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, it was another step in helping these women attain equal pay for equal work, according to AARP.

Many Michigan workers haven't gotten pay raises, or have seen their hours cut back; perhaps they've even been laid off, all of which make it difficult to meet household budgets. However, lower-income families can put hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars into their piggy banks by making sure they

Lansing, MI - With Michigan's December unemployment rate stretching into double-digits, the concern now shifts to how well the state's safety nets are holding up. The president and CEO of the Michigan League for Human Services, Sharon Parks, says the state's ability to help people has been comprom

Detroit, MI - A large-scale, green economic plan could improve Michigan's struggling economy, make buildings more energy efficient, and create tens of thousands of jobs - but only if it becomes a reality. It's part of a plan from the Center for American Progress that includes a two-year national g

Lansing, MI – The nation's economic slowdown is affecting people of all ages -- including seniors. A new AARP survey of those in the 45-plus set shows one-third are worried about making rent or mortgage payments in the coming year. In addition, about half of the survey respondents say they don

Lansing, MI - More than $3 billion is expected to come to cash-strapped Michigan to help the state budget, bolster the social safety net, and make infrastructure improvements to roads, bridges and schools. It's part of President-elect Barack Obama's proposed $775 billion economic stimulus package.

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