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US President Joe Biden announces student loan relief with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona (R) on August 24, 2022 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. - Biden announced that most US university graduates still trying to pay off student loans will get $10,000 of relief to address a decades-old headache of massive educational debt across the country. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden Administration Makes It Easier to Discharge Student Loan Debt Through Bankruptcy

Prior to this move, student loan debt—unlike credit card bills, medical bills, and most other forms of debt—was not eligible to be automatically wiped away when a person filed for bankruptcy.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 25: Student loan borrowers stage a rally in front of The White House to celebrate President Biden cancelling student debt and to begin the fight to cancel any remaining debt on August 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for We the 45m)
Here’s Where the Biden Administration’s Student Loan Relief Plan Stands

In the past week, two separate courts controlled by conservative judges have ruled against the Biden administration’s plan to cancel tens of thousands of dollars in federal student loan debt for millions of borrowers, putting that relief in jeopardy. 

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True or False: Common Claims About Inflation in Michigan

Inflation is still hovering at a 40-year high. Will the Inflation Reduction Act or student loan forgiveness make a difference in Michigan?

State Sen. Lana Theis speaks during the annual March for Life event at the state Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (Courtesy/Rep. Lana Theis)
The Legislative Primary Races That Could Sway Control of Michigan

Just seven seats could tilt control away from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party in the state legislature.

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Court Ruling Could Spike Minimum Hourly Wage to $12 in Michigan for Most Workers. Here Are The Details.

If a judge’s decision survives appeals, tipped and untipped workers would be set to receive $12 an hour for minimum wage.

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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.”