If you weren't from Michigan (or even if you are) and you watch the news it seems as if the only thing happening in the world is Trump v. Clinton, Russia, and Clowns. The Flint Water Crisis seems to be a thing of the past, a tragedy, but a past tragedy that is slowly resolving.... except that isn't the truth. The Flint Water Crisis is becoming worse by the day, and we need to be aware of what's happening in one of the major cities of our state. The Detroit Free Press has reported that … [Read more...] about The Flint Water Crisis is Still Devastating
Local and County Issues
Today we want to bring your attention to this new, wonderful, organization in Detroit, called Boots on the Ground. Boots on the Ground is an organization with a mission unlike any other. According to their site, Boots on the Ground hires homeless veterans to "manufacture high quality, ecologically conscious boots and other products that heal communities and strengthen neighborhood resiliency." Not only do they hire and give employment to homeless veterans but they help our bravest citizens … [Read more...] about We Love Boots on the Ground Detroit
Today, a new Chick-Fil-A opened in Lansing on Saginaw Street. The opening was a spectacle with people camping out overnight with the hopes of winning free Chick-Fil-A for a year. https://twitter.com/ejs1968/status/786184873551724544 Regardless of your political beliefs, the grand opening of a first of its kind in the Lansing area is something to be celebrated. The restaurant is another opportunity for students and other young professionals in the area to find a job while they attempt to … [Read more...] about Chick-Fil-A has a New Home in Lansing
Regional Transit Authority CEO Michael Ford has told the Detroit Free Press that the RTA plan will cost $4.6 billion dollars. As we have 'broke-down' in one of our previous pieces, proponents of the plan claim that the transit authority plan will only cost taxpayers $95 per year; a figure that is still astronomical when you add on the other taxes that you already pay for county millages, school millages, bonds, etc. Unfortunately, the plan will not cost $4.6 Billion dollars, it will cost … [Read more...] about The Regional Transit Authority Will Not Cost $4.6B
One of the more popular phrases our politicians like to say is that "Michigan is the comeback state." A quick google search shows that 'Michigan's comeback state' has nearly 700,000 results and numerous articles on the topic from CNBC to the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Michigan's unemployment rate is 5.4%, which is significantly lower than our all-time high unemployment rate of 15% in 2009. This is a big change and something that should be celebrated but we should not be overly optimistic … [Read more...] about Is the Michigan Unemployment Rate Actually 5.4%?
When we think of healthcare we tend to think in black v. white comparisons: does someone have health care or do they not, is their cost high or low, is their doctor accessible or are they not, but it is never that simple. Healthcare in Michigan is a lot different depending upon where you live and sometimes it can be the difference between life and death. In Detroit, healthcare is still a disastrous situation for many of its residents. The Michigan Chronicle wrote that “the city has three … [Read more...] about Don’t Get Sick in Detroit