The March 2021 article outlines how the $1.9 trillion federal stimulus would have an outsized impact on Michigan families, including hundreds of thousands struggling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In Michigan, about 19% of children are impoverished, and the stimulus was expected to lift about a quarter of them (117,000) out of poverty and assist another 249,000, according to the article. As a business owner who has been home-schooling her children since the pandemic, Ellis discusses how the pandemic has limited her ability to work and pay bills, as well as how the stimulus would help provide funds for a tutor for her child with attention deficit disorder. Bridge Magazine is a four-time “Newspaper of the Year” winner from the Michigan Press Association. It is published by The Center for Michigan, a nonprofit, nonpartisan “think-and-do” tank founded by former newspaper publisher and University of Michigan Regent Phil Power in 2006. The center’s objective is to make Michigan a better place by encouraging greater understanding and involvement in policy issues among the state’s resident and making sure their voices are regularly heard. The full Bridge Magazine article can be found here.