• Back to School Report

    Back to school graphic 1As Michigan college students start school, they face increasingly high tuition and an unprecedented level of student loan debt that stands to linger their whole lives. At the same time, Michigan’s state-funded financial aid hasn’t kept up with tuition costs and older students cannot get any state financial aid at all.

    Report | News release | Coverage: WILX 10 - Bridge - Public News Service

  • Budget Briefs

    capdome_114347_7The League’s Budget Briefs will keep you abreast of the latest state budget developments that affect children, families and economically vulnerable people in Michigan.

    Budget Briefs | A First Look at the Governor's 2016-2017 Budget | Fact Sheet: Michigan's Budget: How Much is There to Work With?

  • Make Your Vote Count

    Publication1You have the power to create change and improve lives this election season. An we're here to help. The League has put together a list of questions to ask your candidates about the issues you care about to help shape the policy debate and inform your vote. Candidate Questions | Blog

    Here are some other fact sheets to help you get involved this election yearLegislative Districts | Kids Count County Profiles | Earned Income Tax Credit | County Data | Select City Data | American Indian Reservation and Trust Lands

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    Public Policy Forum

    Race, Poverty and Policy: Creating an Equitable Michigan
    Monday Oct. 10, 2016, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Lansing

    rinku-sen-snippedEconomic disparity and poverty continue to divide our state and perpetuate racial inequity. The Flint water crisis and many of the issues surrounding Detroit Public Schools call for an honest statewide discussion around race equity if we are to see systemic change.

    Our keynote speaker will be nationally acclaimed Rinku Sen, president and executive director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity through research, media and practice.

    Following the keynote address, you are invited to attend one of five breakout sessions.  Online Registration | Printable Flier | Events Page

    What’s New

    JaDeary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama reduxSept. 22 News release: Child care system falls shortan. 26 News release: Lopsided income growth in Michigan

    Sept 23 Blog: Want to keep and attract young talent? Vote yes for regional transit in Southeast Michigan
    Sept 22 Fact Sheet: Vote yes for regional transit in Southeast Michigan
    Sept 22 Fact Sheet: Michigan families continue to struggle
    Sept 21 News Release: Passage of third-grade reading bill good start, broader efforts to address poverty still needed
    Sept 20 News Release: League applauds action to improve third-grade reading
    Sept 19 Job Announcement: Senior Health Policy Analyst (Medicaid)
    Sept 19 Job Announcement: Health Policy Analyst (Social Determinants of Health)
    Sept 15 News Release: Census data shows Flint and Detroit poverty worst in nation

    Sept 15 Blog: First day jitters teach me a lesson too
    Sept 14 News Release: League says urgent action needed to invest in, improve child care
    Sept 7 Blog: Back to school…with high costs and closures looming
    Sept 6 Job Announcement: Community Engagement Specialist, Michigan League for Public Policy
    Sept 6 Report: Back to school report: Rising tuition and weak state funding and financial aid create more student debt
    Aug 31 Public Policy Forum: Race, poverty and policy: Creating an equitable Michigan