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.

Liza Estlund Olson, the acting director for Michigan's unemployment system.
The Woman Responsible for Fixing Michiganders’ Unemployment System

Fixing Michigan's unemployment system while the future of pandemic relief is uncertain is a tall order, but Liza Estlund Olson hopes to rise to the occasion.

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Keeping Warm: Nine Groups Helping Michiganders Pay Their Energy Bills

In total, more than $50 million in grants are available to Michiganders struggling to keep the lights on this winter.

With Unsustainable Wages, Michigan Essential Worker Joins ‘Fight for $15’

Detroit McDonald’s employee David Williams sees a better life for himself and others through increased pay.

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This High-Risk Michigan Mother Has Spent Seven Months Waiting for Her Unemployment

This out-of-work Michigan mom feels like she’s fallen through the cracks since the pandemic started. Now the holidays are approaching fast.

Unemployment benefits will be extended through spring 2021, helping many out-of-work Michiganders.
There’s a 5-Month Extension of Unemployment Benefits. Here’s How to Apply in Michigan.

Out-of-work Michigangers can apply for benefits lasting through spring 2021. We break down the process.

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How Biden Plans to Help Parents Find Affordable Child Care That Fits Their Needs

By the time her son was born in 2017, “$1,000 a month only got my son half day care” at a good childcare provider, one mom said.