• Expand Healthy Kids Dental to all kids

    Michigan needs to expand Healthy Kids Dental to all counties. As of Oct. 1, all but three counties will be included in this public-private partnership with Delta Dental.

    There are 600,000 children in the eligible counties and 400,000 in the uncovered counties of Wayne, Oakland and Kent. Those areas have large population of children of color. 

     Fact sheet | Blog | Budget Brief

  • 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

    Aug. 27 Blog: Wage gaps plague Michigan
    Aug. 27 Report: Labor Day in Michigan Report
    Aug. 26 Blog: Back to school: Are children ready to learn?