There have been more than a few emails between the State of Opportunity team this week about research or articles with some version of "we need to share this," as the subject.
Not all of it is made for easy sharing on social networks, so we've developed kind of a backlog that we're going to take care of right here, right now.
It's not necessarily sunshine and rainbows, but I threw in some cheer at the end.
How do you make a living on zero income?
One thing we've talked about since the beginning of this project is how many kids in Michigan are growing up in a household that earn no income. It might seem impossible, but it could be a reality for as many as 10% of the group of women who at one time got cash assistance, or "welfare." We've met several of these folks in our reporting.