gilda jacobs http://michiganradio.org en Commentary: Robbing the poor http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-robbing-poor <p>A year ago, in their zeal to give businesses an enormous tax cut, the&nbsp;governor and the legislature considered virtually eliminating the Earned Income Tax Credit for the working poor. In the end, they didn&rsquo;t quite kill it. Instead, they merely took most of it away.</p><p>When they did, there was hardly a whimper of protest from the Democrats. About the only group which seemed upset was the non-profit and non-partisan Michigan League for Human Services.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 14:22:51 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 7474 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Robbing the poor An interview with Gilda Jacobs, President of the Michigan League for Human Services http://michiganradio.org/post/interview-gilda-jacobs-president-michigan-league-human-services <p>New rules for the 48-month limit on welfare cash assistance goes in effect on October 1. Twelve-thousand families will lose cash assistance, that includes upwards of 25,000 children. Gilda Jacobs, President and CEO of the Michigan League for Human Services spoke with Michigan Radio&#39;s Jennifer White about what impacts the limit will in our state.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 22:38:59 +0000 Jennifer White & Michigan Radio Newsroom 4389 at http://michiganradio.org An interview with Gilda Jacobs, President of the Michigan League for Human Services