• 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book

    While most states have seen improvements in child well-being over the past five years, families in Michigan continue to suffer with more children living in poverty now than in the last full year of the Great Recession, according to the new 2015 KIDS COUNT® Data Book released from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

    Report | News release | Michigan profile | Infographic | Blog

  • Don’t Pave Roads on the Backs of Working Poor

    The House GOP roads plan eliminates the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit – effectively raising taxes on 780,500 low-income working families raising 1 million kids. This plan robs poor Peter to pay Paul for the second time in five years and will push thousands of families into poverty.

    Fact sheet | Op-ed | Blog | News release | Impact by county | EITC

     

  • Workplace Policies Fail Families

    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

    Lack of earned sick leave, paid family and medical leave, predictable work schedules, and adequate child care assistance puts low-income Michigan families in a constant struggle to achieve financial self-sufficiency.

    Report | News release | Blog | Infographic | Fact Sheet

     

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    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

    Aug 25 Fact Sheet: Healthy Michigan Plan: A great deal for the state and its residents
    Aug 25 Blog: Good news: The ACA is working as intended
    Aug 21 Blog: A two-generation strategy to reduce poverty and increase school success
    Aug 20 Fact Sheet: Healthy Michigan Plan second waiver
    Aug 19 News Release: Michigan EITC coalition encourages lawmakers to avoid including credit in road funding debate
    Aug 19 Blog: Federal reform will expand immigrants’ economic contributions at the state level
    Aug 17 Interactive Map: Healthy Michigan Plan enrollment as of July 20, 2015: Closing the gap on the uninsured
    Aug 12 Blog: Michigan getting it right on public assistance for former offenders
    Aug 7 Blog: Leveling the financial playing field for married couples
    Aug 5 Blog: Michigan families need federal action on EITC, CTC
    Aug 4 Report: 2016 Community Health Budget continues key investments
    Aug 3 News Release from Michiganders: Clean Power Plan will reduce dangerous pollution, protect public health, create jobs
    July 30 Blog: Happy 50th anniversary Medicaid
    July 29 Blog: Tipped wages transfer business risks to workers
    July 22 Fact Sheet: Save Our Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit
    July 22 Blog: Senator Nofs’ energy package leaves much to be desired
    July 21 Blog: Economic recovery leaves Michigan children behind
    July 15 Fact Sheet: Time to care: Earned sick leave
    July 15 Blog: A token tax cut — A bad deal for everyone
    July 14 Blog: Michigan Time to Care Coalition Announces Earned Sick Leave Ballot Proposal
    July 13 Report: Final push needed to expand healthy kids dental statewide (updated)
    July 9 Blog: Young but not invincible: Young adults rely on credits too
    July 8 Blog: Save the EITC!
    July 6 News Release from SAVE EITC: Michigan voters overwhelmingly oppose cutting EITC to pay for roads