Testimony

June 2, 2016: Letter sent to Representatives Tim Walberg and Mike Bishop regarding opposition to the House Education and the Workforce Child Nutrition bill, specifically the three-state block grant proposal
Apr 11 2016
: Letter sent to House and Senate Appropriations Committees on reinstating the Part-Time Independent Student Grant 
Apr 11, 2016
: Letter sent to members of the legislative conference committee on HB 4822, third-grade reading legislation
Mar 16, 2016
Memorandum: Presented to House Education Appropriations Subcommittee
Mar 16, 2016
: Memorandum: 2017 School Aid and Michigan Department of Education budgets
Mar 15, 2016
: Presented to the House Appropriations on School Aid Funding – Section 107
Mar 9, 2o16
: Section 107 adult education funding
Mar 8, 2016
: Third-grade reading – HB 4822
Mar 7, 2016
: Presented to the House Appropriations Committee concerning Detroit public schools
Mar 3, 2016
: League comments about the Governor’s proposed DHHS budget to the House Appropriations
Mar 1, 2016
: League comments about the Governor’s proposed DHHS budget for the upcoming fiscal year to the Senate Appropriations
Feb 2, 2016
: Removal of charitable tax credits took Michigan in the wrong direction
Feb 2, 2016
: The League opposes SB 542 which would hinder the DHHS from reaching out to eligible clients qualifying for enrollment in the Healthy Michigan Plan
Jan 27, 2016
: The League supports HB 5220, Flint supplemental

2015
Dec 1, 2015
: Supporting Raise the Age criminal justice reforms to treat certain 17-year-olds as juveniles, HB 4947-4954
Nov 4, 2015
: Opposing SB 306 – Balanced Budget Compact
Sept 10, 2015:
Third-grade reading initiative – HB 4822
June 11, 2015:
Opposing HB 4052 prohibitng local governments from passing a paid sick leave ordinance 
June 2, 2015:
Opposing HB 4609, eliminating the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit
May 12, 2015:
Opposing HB 4052, prohibiting local governments from passing a paid sick leave ordinance
May 5, 2015:
Opposing HB 4041, terminating cash assistance to families, if a child ages 6-15 is considered truant from school, and terminating cash assistance for the child alone if that child is over age 16
April 22, 2015:
Opposing House Bills 4188, 4189 and 4190, allowing faith-based agencies to reject potential adoptive and foster placements based on religious grounds
April 15, 2015:
Letter urging increase for adult education | Senate appropriations | House appropriations
March 18, 2015:
Supporting Gov. Snyder’s proposals to improve child care | House | Senate
March 12, 2015:
Governor’s proposed DHS budget (House and Senate)
March 11, 2015:
 Opposing HB 4041 terminating cash assistance to families, if a child ages 6-15 is considered truant from school, and terminating cash assistance for the child alone if that child is over age 16
March 11, 2015:
Requesting boost to adult education funding
March 3, 2015:
Governor’s proposed DCH budget (Senate)
March 2, 2015:
Governor’s proposed DCH budget (House)
Feb. 26, 2015:
 Governor’s proposed Community Colleges funding

2014
Dec 11, 2014:
Letter urging governor’s veto on drug-testing legislation
Sept 10, 2014:
Drug testing SB 275
Sept 4, 2014:
Letter: U.S. Sens. Levin and Stabenow are urged to support the Marketplace and Internet Fairness Act
May 21, 2014: Senate Bill 934 (minimum wage)
Mar 12, 2014: State need-based financial aid grants
Mar 4, 2014:
Early childhood education funding
Mar 4, 2014:
Governor’s budget cuts funding for the DHS by 6.6%
Feb 27, 2014: Governor’s proposed DCH budget for upcoming fiscal year
Feb 26, 2014: K-12 School Aid &Education
Feb 19, 2014: Budget cuts funding for DHS
Feb 12, 2014: Income tax rollback
Jan 29, 2014:
Senate Bill 402

2013
Nov 5, 2013:
Senate Joint Resolution V
Nov 5, 2013: House Education Committee on HB 5111
July 30, 2013:
Senate Substitute for HB 4714
May 23, 2013: 
HB 4714 proposal for Medicaid expansion (mailed after cancellation of May 23 committee meeting)
May 3, 2013:
Michigan Partners –  Letter to Senator Stabenow
Mar 13, 2013:
League opposes HB 4118 which proposes to implement a drug testing program for applicants and recipients of FIP
Mar 13, 2013: K-12 School-Aid and Education
Mar 13, 2013:
Governor’s Budget Cuts Funding for DHS
Mar 7, 2013: Higher Education – Financial Aid Grants
Mar 5, 2013:
School Aid
Feb 21, 2013:
DCH Budget – Community Health
Feb 20, 2013: DCH Budget House – Community Health

2012
Dec 11, 2012:SB1386 – Family Independence Program Eligibility Requirements
Dec 5, 2012:
Personal Property Tax
Dec 4, 2012:
SB1386 – Family Independence Program Eligibility Requirements
June 12, 2012: League opposes H. B. 5729 which reduces the income tax rate to 3.9% by 2018
June 6, 2012: Suspicion-Based Drug Testing for Public Assistance Recipients
June 6, 2012: Misconceptions about FIP recipients in Michigan
May 29, 2012: Reduction of LIHEAP Funding Case No. U-16978
May 8, 2012: Families, Children and Seniors House Standing Committee
Apr 25, 2012: Business Tax Revenue
Apr 10, 2012: Letter to Department of Community Health
Mar 29, 2012: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Health
Mar 28, 2012: Michigan League for Human Services Opposes S. B. 351
Mar 27, 2012: Higher Education
Mar 27, 2012: Community Colleges