Michigan is wrapping up critical census response collection efforts on Wednesday amid confusion over the national deadline. Despite a court ruling last week to uphold the original deadline on Oct. 31, the U.S. Census Bureau, headed by President Trump’s Department of Commerce, is moving ahead with a deadline of Oct. 5.
A digital divide that emerged as a major problem when schools shut down amid the pandemic last spring has persisted into the new academic year, and advocates for funding say help is urgently needed for kids whose schools remain partly or entirely online.
Being a parent of young children can be a challenge under normal circumstances. The COVID-19 pandemic has naturally made that much tougher for many families.
A new report from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan research institute, shows that 613,000 adults in Michigan — 9% of the state’s adults— say their household doesn’t have enough to eat.
As the deadline for completing the U.S. census draws near, there is good news and not-so-good news for Michigan.
Michigan leaders are close to nailing down a $62.8 billion state budget plan for Fiscal Year 2021, as legislators released details Wednesday and started to approve bills.
The case brought by Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, who said Friday she isn’t planning to appeal. Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens said Friday there was “affidavit evidence that many voters were in fact deprived of having their absent voter ballot tallied in the August primary.”
Michigan residents with bottles and cans still piled up will soon have more options for redeeming their 10-cent deposits, the Michigan Department of Treasury announced Monday.
At least 28 K-12 public schools and 19 colleges and universities in Michigan have reported having new or ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, according to an update from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).