• A solution at last to Michigan's crumbling roads 

    In May, Michigan voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes in support of a ballot measure that will make it possible for the state to fix our crumbling roads by increasing the state’s sales tax by one penny. The proposal is a win-win for Michigan. 

    ReportBlog | Infographic

  • Promoting literacy in Michigan

    We all can agree that children should be provided the supports they need to become literate by the end of the third grade.

    Most students who fail to reach this critical milestone fall further behind and often drop out before earning a high school diploma. 

    Report | Executive Summary



  • Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2015

    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

    Image of Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2015The Kids Count in Michigan Data Book, released Feb. 19, ranks counties by overall child well-being and provides in-depth local information on 15 indicators in the areas of economic security, health, family and community and education.

    It looks at trends over time where data is available and recommends policies to improve the lives of kids.

    Report | News release  | Blog