• MCH 2014 Consumer Assistance Conference

    Michigan League for Public Policy is a proud sponsor of Michigan Consumers for Healthcare's Second Annual Consumer Assistance Conference at the Lansing Center, 333 East Michigan Avenue, on Sept. 29th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Keynote presented by Ron Pollack, Executive Director of Families USA. 

     Flyer

  • Labor Day Report

    Raising the minimum wage, strengthening workplace policies, restoring the Earned Income Tax Credit, increasing funding for education and encouraging unionization would help correct dramatic wage losses in Michigan since 1979. Wages in the state have dropped over the past 35 years, particularly for low- and middle-wage men. 


    Report | News release | Blog

  • Michigan leaves adult learners behind

    As more than 750,000 Michigan public college students prepare to start a new school year, one group is finding it harder than ever to participate: Older adults.

    Michigan offers no financial aid grants to attend a public university or community college for those who graduated from high school more than 10 years ago.

    - See more at: http://www.mlpp.org/michigans-big-flaw-in-jobs-strategy#sthash.gVbdRwjx.dpuf

    As more than 750,000 Michigan public college students prepare to start a new school year, one group is finding it harder than ever to participate: Older adults.

    Michigan offers no financial aid grants to attend a public university or community college for those who graduated from high school more than 10 years ago.

    - See more at: http://www.mlpp.org/michigans-big-flaw-in-jobs-strategy#sthash.gVbdRwjx.dpuf

    As more than 750,000 Michigan public college students prepare to start a new school year, one group is finding it harder than ever to participate: Older adults.

    Michigan offers no financial aid grants to attend a public university or community college for those who graduated from high school more than 10 years ago.

    Report | News release | Blog

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    Mapping the Facts

    Would you like to learn more about what is happening in your county?

    Click on the map on the left then select any individual county from the larger map to bring up a fact sheet with information about poverty, health insurance coverage, unemployment, government assistance participation, income, and more.

    Mapping the Facts (Updated July 2014)

     

    What’s New

     
    Deary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama redux

    Sept. 10 Testimony: Drug testing SB 275
    Sept. 10 Blog: World class colleges, sluggish financial aid
    Sept. 10 Fact Sheet: Michigan’s financial aid leaves out adult learners at public institutions
    Sept. 8 Blog: Support clean energy in Michigan
    Sept. 5 Blog: Holy smoke Batman! We can reduce poverty
    Sept. 4 Blog: Ryan ‘Opportunity Grant’ likely to increase poverty
    Sept. 4 News release: Dynamic duo: minimum wage and EITC