• Budget Briefs

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    Michigan's state budget is a document that outlines our priorities and our collective efforts to create a pathway toward economic opportunity for all. The League provides analysis of the budgets proposed in its Budget Briefs.

    Fact Sheet | Blog | Budget ProcessBudget Briefs

  • Affordable Care Act

    family stethFor many, the effects of the ACA have been lifesaving. Just in Michigan, 977,000 people saw lifetime coverage limits disappear, women are now charged the same as men, and 70,000 young people have been able to stay on their parents’ insurance up to age 26.

    Blog | Infographic | Healthy Michigan Plan | News Release | Fact Sheet

  • Income Tax Rollback

    tax cuts 1Cutting the income tax will not grow jobs or the economy but will leave our state unable to invest in our schools, colleges and universities, air and water, communities, bridges and roads, healthcare and public safety—the things that actually fuel economic growth.

    Fact Sheets | Testimony | Poll Press Release | Blog | Op-ed | Graphic


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    In a new report, Making Ends Meet in Michigan: A Basic Needs Income Level for Family Well-Being, the wage needed to meet basic needs is estimated by county.

    Updated report and basic needs calculator.


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    What is it like to be a kid growing up in Michigan right now? The 2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book examines 15 indicators of child well-being to see how children are doing around the state.

    Read the report.


    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

    July 20 Blog: An interview with analyst Julie Cassidy on health equity
    July 20 Report: Parental incarceration takes devastating toll on children
    July 19 News Release: U.S. House budget strips trillions from everyday Americans while giving huge tax cuts to the wealthy
    July 14 Blog: Weaving a wider safety net is good for all kids
    July 13 Budget Brief: Highlights of the 2018 state budget
    July 11 Blog: Is Michigan a welcoming state?
    July 7 Blog: A better budget for all Michiganians
    June 30 Blog: Helping women helps children
    June 28 Blog: Red alert: Delay on healthcare is time to redouble efforts
    June 23 Blog: Philosophy, career changes and granola bars: How kids can inspire our choices
    June 22 Testimony: Letter sent to Federal Congressional Delegation on budget
    June 21 Blog: Michigan continues to lag behind nationally in outcomes for kids
    June 20 News Release: House budget bills have bright spots, but still raise concerns
    June 20 Budget Brief: School aid and education conference committees include expanded funding for early learning ad high-poverty schools
    June 19 Budget Brief: Human services conference committee budget falls short in reducing poverty
    June 16 Blog: The Trump budget: A triple threat to household energy security and health
    June 13 Report: 2017 National KIDS COUNT Data Book