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Strap In for More High Gas Prices! Here’s What You Should Know.

Michigan families should strap in for high prices at the pump and supermarket, even as proposals are floated to alleviate some costs.

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What a New Law Designed to Save the US Postal Service Means for Michigan

“Many voters in our County are dismayed that Rep. John Moolenaar and many of his Republican [colleagues] continue to vote against the interests of his rural constituents,” said John Helge, a resident of the 4th District. “I believe that they will pay a price for their complacency in November.”

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Job Numbers Are Up in Michigan, Even Despite Difficult Economic Circumstances

Michigan’s economy has improved at one of the best rates in the country. But what’s being done about inflation and gas prices? 

A long line of trucks waits on Highway 402 to cross into the United States at the Bluewater Bridge in Sarnia, Ontario on February 10, 2022. - The Canadian trucker protest has temporarily sidelined a key auto industry transport route, adding stress to a North American car industry already pinched by low inventories and supply chain problems that have sent vehicle price soaring. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
Michigan Auto Workers Could Lose $51 Million in Wages This Week Because of Anti-Vaccine Blockades at Canadian Border

Truckers and right-wing, anti-vaccine protesters in Canada have disrupted the flow of supplies to Michigan auto plants. General Motors, Ford, and Toyota have all had to shut down some operations this week, harming Michigan’s workers and economy.

Inside Gov. Whitmer’s New Plan to Deliver an Extra $350 a Year to Working Michiganders

The plan would help 730,000 Michiganders, raise more than 22,000 people out of working poverty and benefit nearly 1 million kids, according to the governor’s office. 

Repealing Michigan’s Retirement Tax: This Is Gov. Whitmer’s Plan to Save Retirees $1,000 Per Year 

Currently, all retirement income is taxed for Michiganders born after 1946. Whitmer's plan would save an estimated 500,000 households $1,000 per year.

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
A $15 Minimum Wage for Michiganders Could Be Done with COVID Money

If Michigan boosts its minimum wage, the first three months could be covered by the state, says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.