• 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

  • 2017 Right Start: Annual Report on Maternal and Child Health

    mother and babyThe annual Right Start: Maternal and Child Health report reviews eight indicators statewide, by race and for a select number of cities and townships in Michigan. The 2017 report compares 2010 to 2015 and highlights infant mortality trends in the state.

    Report | News Release | Blog


    congress-and-budget-danger-ahead-r 300 X 300Public Policy Forum

    What Happens in Washington Doesn’t Stay in Washington

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017 — 1 p. m. to 4 p.m.

    As we all struggle to grasp the impact of federal policy decisions on people’s lives here in Michigan, it is vital that we come together to share information and chart a course forward. Policies coming out of Washington, D.C. will have powerful consequences for our lives and work, and they will undoubtedly exacerbate inequities already present in our communities. Registration Information.

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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

    Sept 19 Letter to Gov. Snyder on Cassidy-Graham healthcare bill
    Sept 19 Testimony: League supports Senate Bill 541 which will expand access to vital dental care for children and families
    Sept 18 Fact Sheet: Poverty improves in 2016 for Michigan, some racial groups
    Sept 15 Blog: Avocado toast and youth advisory councils: How young people are getting involved in advocacy
    Sept 14 Blog: Discovering my abilities from preschool to “Spartan”
    Sept 7 Blog: Unemployment rate masks the real story of lost workers
    Sept 6 Blog: When hate comes to town: Where do we go from Charlottesville?
    Sept 4 News Release: Report: Michigan’s unemployment rate masks staggering loss of workers, aging workforce
    Sept 4 Report: Labor Day report: Michigan has lost 326,000 workers since 2000
    Aug 31 Blog: My favorite kind of bagels are “Keep Fighting” bagels
    Aug 25 Blog: Facing the realities of child care and work
    Aug 23 Blog: The RAISE Act raises no one
    Aug 17 Blog: All babies deserve to thrive
    Aug 16 News Release: Michigan League for Public Policy comments on violence, racism in Charlottesville
    Aug 11 Blog: 1967: Coming of age in Detroit — A Q&A with Community Engagement Director Renell Weathers
    Aug 9 Report: 2017 Right Start: Annual report on maternal and child health