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Good public policy means putting our kids first

Guest op-ed

March 10, 2013
By JANE ZEHNDER-MERRELL , The Mining Journal

Economists say there's a recovery under way, yet the effects of the Great Recession continue to impact Upper Peninsula children and their families, according to latest Kids Count in Michigan Data Book. In 2010 nearly 13,000 UP children under age 18 were impoverished a 20 percent jump since 2005.



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