• Budget Briefs

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    Michigan's budget is a document that outlines the state’s priorities to create a pathway toward economic opportunity for all. The League has outlined its 2019 budget priorities for a better Michigan and will continue to provide analysis throughout the budget process.

    Overview | Fact Sheets | Racial EquityBlog | Statement | Advocacy Tips

  • Why Tax Cuts Hurt

    tax cut png 235x135Michigan lawmakers are pushing for election-year tax cuts, but Michigan and its residents simply can’t afford the damage these cuts will do to our schools, roads and bridges, public safety and communities.

    Statements: State of the State | House and Senate Bills
    Testimony: House; Senate | News


  • 2018 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book

    2018 kids count data book circleThis year’s book continues to demonstrate that race and income are critical factors to be addressed if we are to create a Michigan where all children have opportunities to reach their potential.

    Report | News Release | Blog


    After getting the green light from the federal government and President Donald Trump, a number of states are pursuing Medicaid work requirements and Michigan could be next with the Michigan Senate’s recent passage of Senate Bill 897.

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    This attack on Medicaid could complicate and even eliminate the life-saving healthcare it provides for Michiganders with low incomes, including the 675,000-plus that are enrolled in the state’s Medicaid expansion program, the Healthy Michigan Plan. Click the icon above to take action to protect Medicaid and stop this harmful legislation. 


    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

    Apr 26 Budget Brief: League advocates for greater equity in 2019 education budget
    Apr 25 Blog: The art of advocacy: Finding meaning in public policy
    Apr 20 Blog: Tax day 2018: Celebrating the contributions of all Michiganders
    Apr 18 News Release: Senate committee passes unnecessary attack for healthcare on struggling Michigan residents
    Apr 17 Blog: Tax day 2018: Why does no one listen to me?
    Apr 17 Report: 2018 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book: A Michigan where all kids thrive
    Apr 17 News Release: Locked up, held back and left behind: 2018 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book outlines policy changes needed to better serve all kids
    Apr 12 Budget Brief: Valuing children and work: Opportunities in the state budget to improve access to high-quality child care
    Apr 6 Blog: The five-year fight: Protecting SNAP in the Farm Bill
    Apr 3 Blog: Medicaid work requirements: A prescription for problems
    Apr 2 Letter: League supports funding for reinstating the Part-Time Independent Student Grant, which assists older students
    Apr 2 Letter sent to the full Congressional Delegation: Asking that they protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the Farm Bill
    March 30 Report: Willing to work and ready to learn: More adult education would strengthen Michigan’s economy
    March 30 Fact Sheet: Proposed rule for “public charge” provisions endangers Michigan immigrant families’ well-being
    March 28: Blog: Great news for working parents and children!
    March 26: Report: New federal tax law largely benefits the wealthy
    March 21: Testimony: SB 897 Medicaid Work Requirements — Presented to Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee
    March 6 Report: Medicaid work requirements: Why making people work doesn’t work