• Budget Briefs

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    Michigan's budget is a document that outlines the state’s priorities to create a pathway toward economic opportunity for all. The League has outlined its 2019 budget priorities for a better Michigan and will continue to provide analysis throughout the budget process.

    Overview | Fact Sheets | Racial EquityBlog | Statement | Advocacy Tips

  • Why Tax Cuts Hurt

    tax cut png 235x135Michigan lawmakers are pushing for election-year tax cuts, but Michigan and its residents simply can’t afford the damage these cuts will do to our schools, roads and bridges, public safety and communities.

    Statements: State of the State | House and Senate Bills
    Testimony: House; Senate | News

     

  • 2018 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book

    2018 kids count data book circleThis year’s book continues to demonstrate that race and income are critical factors to be addressed if we are to create a Michigan where all children have opportunities to reach their potential.

    Report | News Release | Blog

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    After getting the green light from the federal government and President Donald Trump, a number of states are pursuing Medicaid work requirements and Michigan could be next with the Michigan Senate’s recent passage of Senate Bill 897.

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    This attack on Medicaid could complicate and even eliminate the life-saving healthcare it provides for Michiganders with low incomes, including the 675,000-plus that are enrolled in the state’s Medicaid expansion program, the Healthy Michigan Plan. Click the icon above to take action to protect Medicaid and stop this harmful legislation. 


     

    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

    June 22 News Release: Governor’s signature betrays plan he helped create
    June 21 News Release: President’s executive order fails to address trauma created, separation or criminalization of those seeking refuge and their children
    June 21 Budget Brief: Highlights of the 2019 state budget
    June 21 Report: A crack in Michigan’s Foundation
    June 20 Blog: Do you still remember the first time you voted?
    June 12 Blog: Despite positive developments in funding for housing services, threats remain
    June 11 Blog: My road to policy
    June 8 Blog: More work needed on child care investments
    June 6 News Release: Bill takes healthcare away from people and families, does nothing to address barriers to employment
    June 6 Blog: It’s always time to campaign for what’s right
    June 4 Letter: League calls on Governor Snyder to veto work requirements bill
    May 31 Candidate Questions: Ask your candidates
    May 30 Blog: Earned sick leave likely to be on the ballot in November
    May 30 Fact Sheet: Looming tax triggers spell trouble for Michigan
    May 29 Blog: The looming danger of deeper tax cuts
    May 23 Blog: Proposed Medicaid eligibility restrictions have costly unintended consequences
    May 18 Blog: Getting state priorities right by investing in children and families