Stories tagged: "American Rescue Plan"


The facts about Shiawassee County's hazard pay scandal
Explained: How COVID Relief Got Used as County Commissioner Bonuses in Michigan

Shiawassee County's culture of backroom dealing laid the groundwork for its latest scandal— county commissioners giving themselves "hazard pay" for working during the pandemic.

La Cocina Cubana with it's owner Iliana Tamayo and manager Ilianis Hernandez.
Lansing’s La Cocina Cubana Used to Bustle. Here’s How It Survived an Industry Crisis in Michigan.

A lot went wrong for Lansing’s locally-owned Cuban joint La Cocina Cubana. But owner Iliana Tamayo shares one saving grace that kept her kitchen cooking.

100 Days of Biden and Harris Calls for Celebrating with These Jams on Repeat

From classics like Whitney Houston to Ozzy Osbourne with our female empowerment from Beyonce and Alicia Keys, these jams embody just what we’ve seen in the last 100 days.

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Barely Keeping Up with Pandemic Infrastructure, Rural Michigan Schools Need Biden’s Help

Leaky roofs, poor ventilation, and breaking amenities were a problem when she graduated from St. Clair High School. They still are now that she teaches there.

Graphic via Rebecca Russ
Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Is a Huge Deal for Women. Here’s How.

Study after study has found that women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic toll, losing jobs and leaving the workforce in alarming numbers.

President & CEO Devon Wilson hard at work with Sunlight Gardens volunteer.
Black Farmers in Michigan Finally Get Needed COVID Relief from Biden

After being all but left out of COVID relief under Trump, Michigan's 19 Black-owned farms finally are seeing support.

20 January 2021, Lower Saxony, Hanover: A two-year-old child plays in the living room at home. Many daycare centers offer only emergency care in the current Corona situation, so many family with working parents are faced with childcare problems. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Images)
COVID Relief Gives Hope For Michigan’s Childcare Providers

President Biden is giving childcare centers the funding to back employees, and that’s helping get Michigan parents back to work.