• 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

  • Labor Day Report

    Raising the minimum wage, strengthening workplace policies, restoring the Earned Income Tax Credit, increasing funding for education and encouraging unionization would help correct dramatic wage losses in Michigan since 1979. Wages in the state have dropped over the past 35 years, particularly for low- and middle-wage men. 


    Report | 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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    Mapping the Facts

    Would you like to learn more about what is happening in your county?

    Click on the map on the left then select any individual county from the larger map to bring up a fact sheet with information about poverty, health insurance coverage, unemployment, government assistance participation, income, and more.

    Mapping the Facts (Updated July 2014)

     

    What’s New

     
    Deary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama redux

    Sept. 18 Blog: Census numbers tell of stagnancy and slow recovery
    Sept. 18 News release: Poverty stagnates in Michigan
    Sept. 16 Blog: Healthcare coverage on the upswing
    Sept. 16 News release: Census shows improvement in uninsured