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 believes that Michigan’s future prosperity depends on a state budget that supports public structures and investments in education, health, safety and its people.

It’s important that citizens speak up and tell lawmakers their priorities. The League is here to help. Please watch our Budget Briefs series (below, on this page) and sign up for our news, budget updates and action alerts, and we’ll keep you posted.

State Budget Briefs—Budget Year 2018

Fact Sheet: Five Tips for Influencing the State Budget

The state’s budget year runs from Oct. 1st to Sept. 30th

The League’s Budget Briefs project is designed to keep citizens and advocates abreast of the latest budget developments that affect children, families and economically vulnerable people in Michigan. Please sign up for our email alerts for new postings.

Restore the Part-Time Independent Student Grant in the 2018 Budget Mar 21, 2017

Child Care for Working Families–A Foundation for Growing the State’s Economy Mar 17, 2017

A First Look at the Governor’s 2017-2018 Budget: Smart Investments for Families Amidst Revenue Threats Feb 17, 2017

Michigan League for Public Policy 2016 Budget Priorities Sept 24, 2016



Budget Testimony

Memorandum: FY 2018 Budget for Health and Human Services (Senate) Feb 28, 2017


State Budget Archives

Budget Year 2017

Budget Year 2016 

Budget Year 2015

Budget Year 2014



Federal Budget

Viewpoint: National balanced budget amendment a reckless idea Jan. 24, 2014

Other research and advocacy

Fact Sheet: Healthy Kids Dental Program Feb. 2014

Fact Sheet: Restore Michigan’s EITC to Help Working Families Feb. 2014

The Path to Prosperity: Ten Steps Michigan Must take to Strengthen Its Economy Nov. 2013

Losing Ground: A Call for Meaningful Tax Reform in Michigan Jan. 2013