working poor http://michiganradio.org en New memoir details the struggles of a single parent living on a farm in northern Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/new-memoir-details-struggles-single-parent-living-farm-northern-michigan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the best things about sharing each other's stories is how we can learn from each other.</span></p><p>And especially as Michigan has weathered the Great Recession, so many people in our state have had to face challenging periods, times when money was tight when you dreaded finding another past-due notice in the mailbox or phone call from a creditor.</p><p>Then factor in the challenges of being a single parent trying to raise a family and stretch a dollar.</p><p>That's the story Mardi Jo Link shares in her new book: "Bootstrapper: A Memoir. From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm," published by Knopf.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:44:18 +0000 Stateside Staff 13372 at http://michiganradio.org New memoir details the struggles of a single parent living on a farm in northern Michigan Taxing the working poor http://michiganradio.org/post/taxing-working-poor <p>Under the Governor Rick Snyder's budget proposal the state’s working poor would lose a tax credit. Low-income families could pay more in state income taxes, putting some families below the poverty line.</p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:55:08 +0000 Lester Graham 1563 at http://michiganradio.org Taxing the working poor Governor Snyder on taxing low-income workers more http://michiganradio.org/post/governor-snyder-taxing-low-income-workers-more <p>Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is side-stepping questions about eliminating a tax credit for the working poor in Michigan.</p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:04:38 +0000 Lester Graham 1079 at http://michiganradio.org