Stories tagged: "American Rescue Plan"


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Are You a Michigan Childcare Worker? You May Be Eligible for Another $1,000 Bonus.

"Receiving this grant allowed me to keep tuition low for families and save money to keep the daycare open, when families in our community have very few options,” one Michigan childcare provider said. 

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New Poll: 63% of Michiganders Are Feeling the Economic Boom and Stronger Job Market

Michigan added nearly 40,000 jobs in 2021, and the state’s unemployment rate fell dramatically. Economists and policy experts attribute the economic boom, in part, to President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

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How 303,000 Michiganders Got Health Insurance With up to 35% Savings on Premiums

Under Biden’s 2021 American Rescue Plan, the average Michigander with an existing marketplace plan has seen the cost of their premiums plunge by roughly 35%, or $59 a month. 

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Whitmer Gives 38,000 Childcare Workers a Bonus Using Money From American Rescue Plan

The Whitmer administration is also providing funds to nearly 6,000 childcare programs to help keep programs open, recruit new workers, and provide services to families who may not otherwise be able to afford the cost.

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.