• Back to School Report

    Back to school graphic 1As Michigan college students start school, they face increasingly high tuition and an unprecedented level of student loan debt that stands to linger their whole lives. At the same time, Michigan’s state-funded financial aid hasn’t kept up with tuition costs and older students cannot get any state financial aid at all.

    Report | News release | Coverage: WILX 10 - Bridge - Public News Service

  • Budget Briefs

    capdome_114347_7The League’s Budget Briefs will keep you abreast of the latest state budget developments that affect children, families and economically vulnerable people in Michigan.

    Budget Briefs | A First Look at the Governor's 2016-2017 Budget | Fact Sheet: Michigan's Budget: How Much is There to Work With?

  • 2016 Right Start: Maternal and Child Health

    pregnant-mom-smokingThe rate of expectant mothers in Michigan who reported smoking while pregnant increased by 18% between 2008 and 2014. The number of preterm births (less than 37 weeks) also increased significantly over the time period, with the rate going up by 20% statewide.

    Report | State News Release | Blog

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    vote-todayWe need you now. Our work depends on your support—especially this time of year. Your donation to the Michigan League for Public Policy can help build a brighter future and a stronger Michigan. You can help us make sure that everyone in Michigan has enough food to eat, safe water to drink, a roof over their heads, vibrant neighborhoods, access to healthcare and quality schools, and fair wages and workplaces. Your donation to the Michigan League for Public Policy can help influence and improve nearly every policy issue facing our state. You can give your heart and invest with your brain at the same time.

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    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

    Dec 7 News Release: Patience and bipartisanship pay off to help feed 338,000 families
    Dec 7 Blog: Bundle of joy
    Dec 6 Memorandum: Concerns about Business Incentive Packages
    Dec 2 Blog: Why we fight
    Nov 28 Memorandum: League supports HB 4598 – to provide licensure for Certified Professional Midwives
    Nov 18 Blog: Helping all kids get the right start
    Nov 17 News Release: New report shows 18% rate increase statewide in pregnant women smoking
    Nov 17 Report: 2016 Right Start: Maternal and Child Health