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Kids Count report shows Michigan ranks low when it comes to the well being of children

LANSING (WKZO) -- The latest Kids Count report on the well being of children in Michigan shows that the state is doing worse than it was last year when it comes to being a good place for kids to live.

The Michigan League for Public Policy's Judy Putnam says that the report ranks the state in four main categories -- health, education, community, and economic well being. It's that last category in which we fare the worst.

Putnam says that statistics are showing more people in unaffordable housing, more families struggling with no decent jobs, and more teenagers who are neither in school nor working. She calls on state legislators to start dealing with these problems by reinstating the Earned Income Tax Credit, passing the Medicaid expansion, and increasing access to job training.