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Low income families need<br> tax cuts too advocates say

LANSING — As the federal government debates whether to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy, some experts say tax cuts should be available even to low-income people.

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Immunizing more adults could save lives dollars

LANSING — Failure to fully immunize Michigan adults has a staggering impact on job makers and the state economy, according to a new report by the Michigan Primary Care Consortium.

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Transit officials not on board with federal funding change

LANSING — County transportation authorities are criticizing a federal bill they say could hurt state mass transit funding by putting it on a year-to-year lifecycle.

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Views split on merging substance abuse mental health services

LANSING — Some health specialists question a legislative proposal to merge public substance abuse and mental health services. They say the measure could reduce access to local services, especially in the rural areas of Northern Michigan, and could hurt urban communities, as well.

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