Stories tagged: "inflation"


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks to the chamber for final votes as the House wraps up its work for the week, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. McCarthy is seeking enough GOP backing to become Democrat Nancy Pelosi's successor when Republicans take control of the House in the new Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Republicans’ Agenda Focuses on Social Security Cuts and Sham Investigations—Not Working Families

Between Republicans’ economic agenda, spurious investigations, and threatened impeachments, the House is looking at a busy but unproductive year.

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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?

On Sunday, all 50 Senate Democrats—including Michigan Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow—voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Michigan Families

Gas prices are down, jobs growth is up, and the Democratic-led government is on the verge of passing a once-in-a-generation bill to lower healthcare costs, fight climate change, and increase taxes on big corporations.

Terre Haute - Circa May 2020: SNAP and EBT Accepted here sign. SNAP and Food Stamps provide nutrition benefits to supplement the budgets of disadvantaged families.
Yes, July Qualifies for the Grocery Assistance Program

With grocery prices still on the rise, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that those who are eligible for food assistance will continue to receive a $95 monthly payment for July. 

In June, inflation in the US hit a four-decade high of 9.1%.
Let’s Talk About Why Prices Are Rising.

We’re taking a closer look at what’s behind the sticker shock, what could make the economy better, and which politicians have plans you should know about.

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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.