State sees drop in number of uninsured residents

LANSING — Although Michigan isn’t one of the top five states to see a decrease in the number of residents without health insurance, the number without insurance continued to decline last year, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Read More

Higher rents squeeze low-income workers

Nearly a third of Grand Rapids-area residents are paying unaffordable rent.

LANSING — Real estate experts across the state say the cost of renting a home is rising and the trend toward higher rent will only continue. Read More

Colleges eye higher tuition for honors, high-cost programs

LANSING — To cover the costs of honors and higher-priced degree programs, public universities across the state are moving toward differential tuition, charging more for programs that are more expensive to deliver and have a high demand or high job placement, according to a report by the Presidents Council. Read More