• Road plan is reason to celebrate 

    The Michigan Earned Income Tax would be restored to 20% under a bipartisan road funding package announced Dec. 18. The League opposed an earlier House plan that would divert dollars from school districts to pay for roads. The latest plan, if approved by lawmakers and voters, protects kids and low-income families while paying for needed improvements in Michigan's roads.

    Statement |  Report

  • Failure to invest in high-quality child care hurts children and state’s economy

    Michigan’s child care program falls far short in ensuring high-quality child care that is so essential to kids, their parents and state businesses, a new report concludes.

    ReportInfographic | News release | Blog

  • Two-Generation Approach

    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

    With half of Michigan’s young children growing up in low-income households, state leaders must do more to lift kids out of poverty, including passing family-friendly work laws and offering better support for working parents with very low incomes.

     Report | News release | Michigan information | Blog

     

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    What’s New

    Deary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama reduxSept. 22 News release: Child care system falls short

    Dec. 18 Statement: Road package is reason to celebrate
    Dec. 12 Blog: Another milestone for the Healthy Michigan Plan
    Dec. 11 Blog: Taxing Internet sales as a matter of fairness
    Dec. 10 Blog: Lame duck: Burning tires are ‘renewable’ energy
    Dec. 10
    News release: Schools would lose millions under House road plan