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Public News Service - MI: Livable Wages/Working Families

Lansing, MI - As Michigan prepares to receive at least $15 billion in federal stimulus money, there are calls to use the funds to help unemployed workers and low-income families. The president and CEO of the Michigan League for Human Services, Sharon Parks, says the stimulus money could be used to p

West Bloomfield, MI - Women around the globe will celebrate International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8. In the United States, they'll be remembering milestones such as the 19th Amendment, which gave the nation's women the right to vote. Renee Beeker, Michigan chapter president for the National

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

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