• Public Policy Forum

    Michigan's Prison Problem: Mass Incarceration, Its Causes and Solutions

    Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, 1-3:30 p.m.
    Best Western Plus, 6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing

    Policy and budget decisions greatly impact the number and kind of people incarcerated in Michigan and what happens to them once they are released.  Four panelists will discuss the current situation in Michigan and solutions to reduce incarceration. Flyer | Online registration

  • Failure to invest in high-quality child care hurts children and state’s economy

    Michigan’s child care program falls far short in ensuring high-quality child care that is so essential to kids, their parents and state businesses, a new report concludes.

    ReportInfographic | News release | Blog

  • Michigan leaves adult learners behind

    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

    One group is finding it harder than ever to join the more than 750,000 Michigan public college students: 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.

    Report | News release | Blog

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    Voter information by district

    On Nov. 4, Michigan voters will select all 110 House and 38 Senate members as well as several statewide offices.

    Do the candidates share your values and priorities? Click on the map on the right or on the link below then select the appropriate House or Senate district  to bring up a two-page fact sheet with information on poverty, income, unemployment, the Earned Income Tax Credit and other facts.

    Fact sheets by district | Questions to ask your candidate | Advocacy basics

    What’s New

    Deary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama reduxSept. 22 News release: Child care system falls short

    Oct. 20 Statement: Wrong turn on road fix
    Oct. 16 News release: Michigan school funding down from pre-recession
    Oct. 15 Blog: Discrimination = poverty
    Oct. 13 Blog: Latino students face barriers to opportunity
    Oct. 13 Map: Healthy Michigan Plan Enrollment