Senator Tim Kaine Talks Poverty And Jobs In Detroit

Oct 19, 2016
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Senator Tim Kaine was in Detroit Tuesday.  The running mate of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at the non-profit Focus: HOPE.

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The presidential candidates’ attention to Michigan continued on Monday.  Former president Bill Clinton made campaign stops in Flint and Saginaw on behalf of his wife and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.  

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Small businesses are a priority.  That’s the message Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is sending to Michigan voters.  Clinton released a plan for small businesses Tuesday. 

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Over forty thousand people are expected to attend the Thunder Over Michigan air show this weekend.  In addition to providing entertainment, it will also help the local economy.

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Many of Michigan's top elected officials attended an Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce luncheon, where one of the state's US Senators was the keynote speaker.

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The LPGA Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor is expected to boost the local economy.


Thousands and thousands of college students leave Washtenaw County to go back home during the summer.  That change has a local impact.

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The creative sector in Washtenaw County employs more than 6,000 people and more than 25,000 statewide.




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Washtenaw County’s economic forecast for this year is looking bright.


An economic study says the May ballot proposal to raise the state sales tax could also collectively cost Michigan taxpayers $100 million more in federal income taxes.


The ballot proposal would raise the state sales tax by a penny on the dollar.

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University of Michigan professor emeritus of economics thinks President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration could boost the economy.

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Washtenaw County's point-in-time homeless count saw a jump of 123 additional people without shelter this year compared to the count day in 2011.   County officials fear the problem of homelessness may continue to grow.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.