• 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book

    While most states have seen improvements in child well-being over the past five years, families in Michigan continue to suffer with more children living in poverty now than in the last full year of the Great Recession, according to the new 2015 KIDS COUNT® Data Book released from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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  • 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 780,500 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.

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  • Workplace Policies Fail Families

    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

    Lack of earned sick leave, paid family and medical leave, predictable work schedules, and adequate child care assistance puts low-income Michigan families in a constant struggle to achieve financial self-sufficiency.

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