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Kids Count: Michigan faces rising child poverty

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:48 PM

The report released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation on child well-being says support for families must be addressed by state and federal policies.

Michigan League for Public Policy said the state needs poverty-fighting tax credits, health care for low-income adults, more education and job training for low-skilled workers, and an increase in the minimum wage.

The report lists Michigan 31st in the country for overall child well-being. The report ranks states in economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.

The report says Michigan ranked high in providing health insurance for children through private insurance and the state Medicaid and MIChild programs.

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