• 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

  • Clean energy: A pocketbook and public health issue

    Low-income families and communities of color are disproportionately affected by high energy costs and pollutants from coal-burning power plants in Michigan, suffering more health problems such as asthma and spending a larger chunk of their income on electricity bills.

    Report | Executive summaryNews release | Blog | Infographic

     

  • 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