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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.

Analysis: Genesee County posts 186th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 696 properties in Genesee County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 186th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Flint area posts 67th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 696 properties in the Flint area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 67th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Michigan posts 32nd highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,265 properties in Michigan started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 32nd highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Vice President Mike Pence touts auto industry, new trade agreement in Michigan visit

Vice President Mike Pence was in Michigan on Wednesday, attending a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's bid for reelection and talking to auto industry personnel about the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – the tentative pact that would replace NAFTA.

Analysis: zip code 48505 in Flint has second highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 48505 zip code area was 3,220 in the third quarter of 2018, a 185-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Michigan ranks 23rd most reliant on federal aid

Michigan finished 23rd in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states rely most on federal aid funding as a percentage of their general-fund revenue.

ALBION COLLEGE: Josh Mcgarry, '19, Masters Music, Science, Tennis at Albion

The work it takes to hone skills in music and athletics is not mutually exclusive.

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