Author Archives: Mike Horace

Kildee criticizes Keystone XL proposal

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted against final approval for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would stretch from Canada, through the Great Plains, to the Gulf of Mexico.

One Michigan congressman is happy about the outcome, because of what he says was an unfair tax break in the final proposal. Read more

Supporters shell out big bucks in governor, senate races

moneyIf you’ve tuned to local TV at any point in the last month, you’ve probably seen the election ads.

Millions of dollars have been spent so far on advertising in Michigan’s Governor and U.S. Senate races, and according to some political observers, there’s no end in sight.
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Report shows increasing cost of raising children

moneyThe cost of raising a child has increased by nearly 2 percent since 2012, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The report estimates it will cost low-income families, or those making less than $61,530 annually, about $176,550 to raise a child from birth to age 18.
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