Gilda Jacobs

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Opinion | Paid sick leave may be gutted in Michigan, but it’s coming back

January 10, 2019 | Gilda Jacobs, Sherry Leiwant, Vicki Shabo

Outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder and lame duck legislators eviscerated Michigan’s paid sick leave law in December. It may be back on the ballot in 2020.

Proposed Trumpcare bill would reverse Michigan health care progress, and hurt residents

June 16, 2017 | Dominick Pallone, Gilda Jacobs

The current ACA works pretty well for 88 percent of Michiganders. Any change should improve that number, but will it?

What does it really cost to educate students? Let’s take another stab at figuring it out.

January 23, 2017 | Gilda Jacobs, Rob Fowler

Michigan school finance needs rethinking if schools are to thrive. Another study, funded in part by the Small Business Association, will help clarify how.

With recession over, time to reinvest in people and services

January 9, 2015 | Gilda Jacobs

It’s a new year, and Michigan policymakers have made some promising moves. But more needs to be done, especially for children, to bring the state back.