Expand Healthy Kids Dental to all kids
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.
Important wins, some losses, in state budget
The Michigan Legislature finalized the budget for the year that begins Oct. 1 and, despite grappling with revenue projections that were nearly $300 million lower than January estimates, there were a number of important wins for low- and moderate-income families and children.
25th edition: KIDS COUNT Data Book
In the 25 years since the launch of the first KIDS COUNT Data Book, fewer Michigan teens are having babies and fewer children and teens die each year. During the same period, however, the number of children living in poverty dramatically worsened and Michigan tumbled in education rankings.
Mapping the Facts
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)
Deary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama redux
July 30 Fact Sheet: Michigan ranks behind most states when it comes to education
Blog: Factually SpeakingShooting ourselves in the foot
Michigan and the seven other states that cut unemployment benefits in the wake of the Great Recession caused financial hardship for unemployed workers and failed to boost the overall economic outlooks of the states, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute concludes. Problems with the unemployment system actually stemmed from underfunding the state trust funds in good times, rather than paying out benefits too generously, the report concludes. And cutting benefits not only shortchanged jobless workers and their families, it undermined the... Read More
In The NewsPublic News Service: MLPP “Read or Flunk” Won’t Solve MI Education Crisis
Holland Sentinel: Our View: Kids Count offers sobering statistics on child well-being in Michigan
MLive: Health insurance subsidies – no impact yet from appeals court rulings
The Detroit News: Health law rulings may affect Mich. subsidies
WZZM on KIDS COUNT findings
Browse news articles about MLPP