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.

FY 2016 State Budget — Budget Briefs

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.

The 2016 State Budget: Gains for Some Children and Families but Deep Disparities Persist  | Executive Summary Sept 24, 2015

2016 Community Health Budget continues key investments Aug 4, 2015

Higher Ed Gets Small Bump in 2016 but Adult Financial Aid Rejected June 4, 2015

Gains for Low-Income and Early Learners in 2016 School Aid/Education Budgets June 4, 2015

2016 Human Services Budget Continues Disinvestment in Families and Children June 4, 2015

Overall Cuts to 2016 Corrections Budget Impacts Some Community-Based Programs June 4, 2015

The House and the Senate Appropriations Committee Retain Special Rural Hospital Obstetrical Payment May 5, 2015

Funding for Third Grade Reading and Adult Education Threatened in House Budget April 23, 2015

House Subcommittee Rejects Governor’s Third Grade Reading Initiative April 15, 2015

Investments Needed in a Critical but Sometimes Overlooked Component of Healthcare — Oral Health April 15, 2015

Michigan Must Ensure the Safety of Young Children in Child Care March 17, 2015

Governor’s 2016 Budget: Impact on Children and Families March 5, 2015

A First Look at the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Feb. 24 2015

State’s Failure to Guarantee Child Care Safety Places Children at Risk Jan. 2015


Archived 2014 Budget Briefs

Archived 2013 Budget Briefs

Budget Testimony


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