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Rabe reflects on progress at COP26 and Line 5 in Michigan

Nov 19, 2021
Following the conclusion of COP26, Barry Rabe reflected on the outcomes of the summit in Glasgow. “This is the 26th time that this conference of parties and processes has worked. Each time there is lots of drama, high expectations, and usually in...
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Ivacko on federal infrastructure dollars in Michigan

Nov 15, 2021 The Detroit News
“The federal (infrastructure) funding is probably a once-in-a-lifetime lifeline, and it certainly is going to move the needle. But Michiganders need to understand that we have a long-term challenge. This federal money will last for a while, it will...
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Child tax credit helps families make ends meet, says Pilkauskas

Nov 5, 2021 Detroit Free Press
Natasha Pilkauskas, co-author of the policy brief “Receipt and Usage of Child Tax Credit Payments among Low-Income Families: What We Know,” finds the Child Tax Credit helps low-income families with the basics. "Really, they're telling us they're...
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Eisenberg comments on home repairs in Detroit

Oct 22, 2021 The Detroit Free Press
Home repairs are in high demand in Detroit, highlighted by 4,800 Detroiters applying for a roof repair program. Alexa Eisenberg, doctoral candidate and researcher with Poverty Solutions, weighed in on the issue. "Focusing on roof repairs is...
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Study paints grim picture for homeless Detroit students

Aug 24, 2021 Detroit Free Press
A new analysis released by Poverty Solutions paints a grim picture about homeless students in Detroit. It shows that they are more likely to miss school on a regular basis, less likely to graduate, suspended or expelled at higher rates than other...
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Shipan explains Michigan GOP divide

Jul 19, 2021 Detroit Free Press
The Michigan Republican Party is struggling to define itself in the shadow of former President Donald Trump. Some members want to cling to Trump and his rhetoric, while others are trying to distance themselves. Charles Shipan, the J. Ira and Nicki...
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Eisenberg examines housing sector in Detroit

Jul 18, 2021
The recent flooding in the Detroit area has raised many issues for residents. Homes that were already in need of repairs were damaged even further. Detroiters don't want to move, but restricted government funds for home repairs are making that...
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Shaefer lauds the potential impact of the child tax credit

May 14, 2021
"The expanded, fully refundable child tax credit sounds complicated, but the ideas behind it are simple, and its design has been tested in many other countries. It’s based on the principles that children deserve the opportunity to thrive, and that...
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Cooney answers question of where Michigan workers have gone

May 11, 2021 Detroit Free Press
Businesses and companies need more workers right now, but they can't find them. Patrick Cooney, assistant director of economic mobility at U-M Poverty Solutions, attributed most of the gap between supply and demand of labor to public health. "Our...
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Watkins-Hayes addresses COVID-19 vaccine reluctance

Jan 12, 2021 Detroit Free Press
Watkins-Hayes commented in an article in the Detroit Free Press about reluctance in the Black community in Detroit to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. "These racial and class differences are both disconcerting and yet completely understandable and...
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Despite arrest of leader of white supremacist group, Ali says more needs to be done

Oct 30, 2020 Feds arrest leader of white supremacy group who ran 'hate camp' in Michigan
“This case is very serious and it’s indicative of the threat, not only from this particular group, but the broader one (from domestic terrorists.) We’re not going to see the last of these,” Ford school Towsley Policymaker in Residence Javed Ali told...
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Young and Lewis comment on rise in Black gun ownership

Aug 31, 2020
The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming presidential election and the need to assert gun rights are spurring increases in gun ownership, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press . And in the midst of these...

Luke Shaefer on the impact of COVID-19 on hourly workers

Mar 20, 2020
With a state-wide prohibition on gatherings greater than 50 people, events canceled, stores closed, and many residents staying home, businesses are feeling the economic effects of the COVID-19 health crisis. Professor Luke Shaefer commented on the...