Chad Halcom

Articles

Putting a price on fixing Flint, and cities like it

Putting a price on fixing Flint, and cities like it

January 24, 2016 | Chad Halcom, Lindsay VanHulle

More than $100 million in state and federal money already headed toward Flint will help with immediate needs. But replacing aging, lead-based water pipes in Flint and other older cities will take time, and a whole lot more money.

1-in-10 Michigan workers now collecting disability

1-in-10 Michigan workers now collecting disability

August 6, 2015 | Chad Halcom

Disability rolls surge past 500,000 workers, who are unlikely to return to the workforce. Critics claim Michigan’s system is too soft.

Expanding benefit rolls drains federal trust fund reserves

Expanding benefit rolls drains federal trust fund reserves

August 6, 2015 | Chad Halcom

At current rates, money marked for workers with long-term disabilities will be exhausted by the 2016.