The state of Michigan's childhood poverty rate has declined by a fuel percentage point to 23.8% in 2013.  We beat the national average by .6%, which fell only .4% to 22.2%.

Still have a long way to go.  We must inspire companies to come to Michigan to create those much needed jobs and teach children a hard work ethic.

The cities of Flint and Detroit have the highest childhood poverty rates in the state and the country according to census data released last week for communities with 65,000 or more residents.