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The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - MI: Livable Wages/Working Families

Lansing, MI – Michigan swing voters are no longer "soccer moms" and "NASCAR dads." A new survey from AARP shows that those in the 50-plus set are those least likely to have made up their minds in the presidential race, with nearly 70 percent saying they haven't decided yet. According to AARP

Lansing, MI – Older Michigan workers who want to better themselves have a big hurdle, according to a new report from the Michigan League for Human Services. The League's Judy Putnam says those who want additional schooling to improve their skills or land a better job won't find much help. "W

Lansing, MI – A financial "leg up" is being offered for Michigan women in the 40-plus set, in the form of a unique scholarship of up to $5,000, just for that age group. The program is meant to make it possible for them to go back to school or get additional training, to boost income as they he

Lansing, MI – Equal experience and education should mean the same pay for men and women. That's the goal of "Equal Pay Day" today, but it's something Michigan women can't bank on. They earn about 70 cents for every dollar a man earns, according to Michigan NOW. State Representative Joan Bauer

East Lansing, MI – A new privacy alert: Medical records for some Michigan public employees could be available for anyone to see. The Michigan Education Association has verified a case where employees in the Lawton School District were ordered to turn over their health histories, and that of th

Lansing, MI – If retirement is approaching, it may be time to switch careers. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has noticed that, as more people enter their 50s and 60s, they're branching out to make new career decisions. More than 7,000 people reexamining their working lives

Lansing, MI – Michigan has the tools, the people, and the expertise to cash in on a manufacturing revival led by the renewable energy sector. That's the message of a new campaign to encourage the U.S. not to give up on the manufacturing industry. Susan Helper with the National Bureau of Econ

Lansing, MI – Michigan is leading the country with a statistic envied by no one – the highest rate of home mortgage foreclosures, along with Ohio. And the misery of losing homes is falling most heavily on families of color. While mortgage woes have affected almost all areas and income l

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