Report: Child Poverty Jumped 23 Percent From 2006 To 2014Research shows poverty can expose children to lead and increase the likelihood of low birthweight, infant mortality, poor school performance and low graduation rates.
Anti-Poverty Group: Hike Fuel Tax, Not Sales TaxLegislative leaders are considering a possible tax hike before year's end to improve the condition of roads.
Report: Michigan's Child Care System Is Grossly UnderfundedMichigan is not doing a good enough job when it comes to child care for low-income working parents, according to a nonprofit group.
Michigan Ranks Among Worst States For Wage GrowthThe nonprofit advocacy group Michigan League for Public Policy released a study a day later also calling for an increase.
How Well Are Michigan's Kids Doing?The latest Kids Count report puts the state's kids 31st among the country's 50 states in terms of their well-being.