• 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


    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

    May 23 Blog: Proposed Medicaid eligibility restrictions have costly unintended consequences
    May 18 Blog: Getting state priorities right by investing in children and families
    May 16 Blog: Let’s talk sense about SNAP: The House bill would burden families and states with unnecessary paper work
    May 16 Fact Sheet: Michigan Legislature will soon make final decisions on 2019 state budget
    May 16 News Release: Increased revenues create opportunity for Legislature to address problems in education, child poverty
    May 16 Blog: Why policy matters – even to those seemingly outside of its reach
    May 16 Fact Sheet: New Federal Tax Plan amplifies inequalities
    May 15 Report: The looming danger of tax cut triggers in Michigan
    May 11 Budget Brief: League advocates for prioritization of programs that protect Michiganders’ health
    May 10 Blog: A historical field trip
    May 9 Fact Sheet: U.S. House Farm Bill goes in the wrong direction with SNAP work requirements
    May 8 Budget Brief: House and Senate human services budgets do little to address childhood poverty
    May 8 Budget Brief: League advocates for greater equity in 2019 education budget

    May 8 Budget Brief: Prison population dropping, but need for services remains high
    May 8 Blog: To achieve equity, we must build intersectional solidarity
    May 3 Budget Brief: Adequate funding needed to make postsecondary education more accessible
    Apr 30 Job Announcement: Kids Count Research Associate