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WIC participation in Michigan drops 16.1% over 5 years

The number of Michigan residents taking part in the federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) declined 16.1 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service reported.

Highest income earners in Michigan taxed at 6.2% rate

The top 1 percent of earners in Michigan are taxed at an effective rate of 6.2 percent, compared to the state’s 9.2 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Cost of a childless divorce in Michigan is $12,900

The average cost of divorce in Michigan with no children involved is $12,900, the 23rd highest amount among the 50 states, according to an analysis published by the website 24/7 Wall St

ALBION COLLEGE: Judge Dannia Edwards, '83, To Speak at MLK Convocation and Community Celebration

Minnesota District Court Judge Dannia Edwards shares her understanding of justice at the 2020 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration .

ALBION COLLEGE: Former Trustee Bill Stoffer, '74, Passes Away in Albion

Longtime Albion College "Bill" Stoffer, '74, passed away December 2 in Albiontrustee William K.

14 U.S. House members from Michigan make $174,000 annually

Each of the 14 U.S. House of Representatives members representing Michigan draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

ALBION COLLEGE: Hinton claims fourth career MIAA Player of the Week award

Rain Hinton averaged 20 points in a pair of Albion College victories over the weekend

Michigan children in foster care numbered 12,121 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Michigan at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 12,121, a 1.7 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Michigan reach $7.4 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Michigan amount to $7.4 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 13th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Leelanau County’s $3,447-per-month cost of living is the highest in Michigan

Residents of Leelanau County need to make $3,447 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Michigan.

Michigan’s public pensions are 78.5% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Michigan’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 78.5 percent of the total, the 13th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Michigan disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Daniel Hinkle Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

Michigan state house candidate, Daniel Hinkle (district 59) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Detroit ranks 8th lowest fittest U.S. city, study finds

Detroit finished 93rd on a 2019 fitness index analyzing the 100 largest U.S. cities.

Michigan ranks 28th highest for state tax collections per capita

Michigan finished 28th in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

Hamtramck ranks the poorest of Michigan towns, study finds

Hamtramck was ranked the poorest town in Michigan in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

By the Numbers: Michigan is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Michigan, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

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