• 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

    May 26 Blog: CB…oh no?!
    May 25 Budget Brief: Now Is the Time for Investing, Not Cutting Taxes
    May 23 News Release: President trump’s budget attacks anti-poverty programs, not poverty
    May 19 Blog: CREC yourself before you wreck yourself
    May 18 Budget Brief: Reducing incarceration is good, but corrections spending must ensure adequate services
    May 18 Budget Brief: House and Senate healthcare budgets: A mixed bag for families and children
    May 17 News Release: Lawmakers should abandon tax cut, uphold strategic investments in light of downward revenue estimates
    May 17 Budget Brief: Michigan must invest further in postsecondary education and financial aid to improve economic security for all
    May 16 News Release: Republican health bill would hit rural Michiganians hard
    May 12 Blog: Trump’s tax plan is wrong for the nation
    May 11 Budget Brief: House and Senate human services budgets fail to address the needs of families and children in poverty
    May 10 Blog: State budget exploits the Unemployment Insurance crisis
    May 9 Budget Brief: League advocates for improvements in education from cradle to career
    May 4 News Release: Lawmakers pass healthcare bill that will hurt millions of Michigan residents