• Budget Briefs

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    Michigan's state budget is a document that outlines our priorities and our collective efforts to create a pathway toward economic opportunity for all. The League provides analysis of the budgets proposed in its Budget Briefs.

    Fact Sheet | Blog | Budget ProcessBudget Briefs

  • Affordable Care Act

    family stethFor many, the effects of the ACA have been lifesaving. Just in Michigan, 977,000 people saw lifetime coverage limits disappear, women are now charged the same as men, and 70,000 young people have been able to stay on their parents’ insurance up to age 26.

    Blog | Infographic | Healthy Michigan Plan | News Release | Fact Sheet

  • Income Tax Rollback

    tax cuts 1Cutting the income tax will not grow jobs or the economy but will leave our state unable to invest in our schools, colleges and universities, air and water, communities, bridges and roads, healthcare and public safety—the things that actually fuel economic growth.

    Fact Sheets | Testimony | Poll Press Release | Blog | Op-ed | Graphic


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    In a new report, Making Ends Meet in Michigan: A Basic Needs Income Level for Family Well-Being, the wage needed to meet basic needs is estimated by county.

    Updated report and basic needs calculator.


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    What is it like to be a kid growing up in Michigan right now? The 2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book examines 15 indicators of child well-being to see how children are doing around the state.

    Read the report.


    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

    June 22 Testimony: Letter sent to Federal Congressional Delegation on budget
    June 21 Blog: Michigan continues to lag behind nationally in outcomes for kids
    June 20 News Release: House budget bills have bright spots, but still raise concerns
    June 20 Budget Brief: School aid and education conference committees include expanded funding for early learning ad high-poverty schools
    June 19 Budget Brief: Human services conference committee budget falls short in reducing poverty
    June 16 Blog: The Trump budget: A triple threat to household energy security and health
    June 15 News Release: Changes to teacher retirement come at a high cost to students, schools
    June 15 Blog: President Trump’s attack on food assistance is expensive for Michigan, devastating for families
    June 13 Report: 2017 National KIDS COUNT Data Book
    June 9 Blog: Kansas’ experiment yields valuable lessons
    June 8 News Release: Department of Health and Human Services budget has bright spots, but misses many opportunities
    June 7 Blog: Trump budget is anti-poor people, not anti-poverty
    June 6 News Release: U.S. House GOP health bill would end the Healthy Michigan Plan and Leave 660,000 uninsured
    June 1 Blog: Who counts?
    June 1 Fact Sheet: Federal budget cuts threaten Michigan