Monday, September 20, 2021

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The American Rescue Plan could provide essential training to boost jobs in construction, and we explore a trauma-informed approach to preventing marijuana use in teens.

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Pfizer says its vaccine is safe for children ages 5 to 11, travel restrictions soon will ease for vaccinated international visitors to the U.S., and a Texas doctor who performed an abortion under new restrictions is sued.

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Michigan

High-Net-Worth Individuals Urge Tax Increases for Wealthy, Corporations

DETROIT -- More than 200 high-net-worth individuals who would personally pay more under the Biden administration's proposed changes to the federal tax…

MI Groups Urge Congress to Invest in 'Care Economy'

LANSING, Mich. - Groups that advocate for caregivers cite new polling data from a dozen states, including Michigan, showing public support for parts …


Poll: Michiganders Want More Affordable Health Care

LANSING, Mich. -- As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, Michiganders are concerned about the quality of their health care, according to new research…

MI Groups: Keep LGBTQ Communities Together in New Voting Maps

LANSING, Mich. -- Michiganders are drawing new voting-district maps, with help from data from the 2020 census, but advocates for LGBTQ political …


Water Activists in MI Urge Canada to Stop Supporting Line 5

DETROIT -- Water activists are calling on Canadian officials to back Michigan's efforts to close the Line 5 dual pipelines, which have spilled more …

Poll: MI Voters Want Policymakers to Make Saving for Retirement Easier

LANSING, Mich. - More than 80% of Michigan voters age 25 to 64 think the state should make it easier for workers to save for retirement, according to …


MI Youth Groups Urge Inclusive Sex-Ed Curricula

LANSING, Mich. - Youth advocates for comprehensive sexual education are urging school districts to adopt curricula that use inclusive and …

Group Urges MI Nursing-Home Staff, Residents to Get Vaccinated

LANSING, Mich. -- The most recent Michigan data showed 51% of staff and residents of nursing homes have been vaccinated against COVID-19, despite the …


MI Groups Urge Bold Action to Tackle Climate Change

LANSING, Mich. - As Congress works on an infrastructure package, advocates for climate action say bold steps to curb greenhouse-gas emissions and …

Expanded Child Tax Credit Boosts Safety Net for MI Families

ALLEGAN, Mich. -- More than 1.9 million Michigan kids are benefiting as their families see extra money from the extended federal Child Tax Credit…


Energy Secretary Granholm's Visit Highlights Importance of Clean Energy to MI

DETROIT -- As U.S. Secretary of Energy and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm visits the Great Lakes State today, community advocates are …


 

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