• Fiscal Year 2016 State Budget

    Budget bills are moving quickly through the Michigan Legislature. Keep abreast of bills affecting children, families and those with low incomes.

    Reports | 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 820,000 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.

    Tell lawmakers Michigan’s working poor families can’t afford another tax hike!

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

     

  • How Are Michigan Kids?

    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

    Kids Count in Michigan Data Book (Feb. 19) - county rankings and local analysis

    Promoting Early Literacy in Michigan (March 24) - reading proficiency data and recommendations

    Every Kid Needs a Family (May 19) - too many MI foster kids are in group homes and institutions

    Report | News release | Blog