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As Michigan college students start school, they face increasingly high tuition and an unprecedented level of student loan debt that stands to linger their whole lives. At the same time, Michigan’s state-funded financial aid hasn’t kept up with tuition costs and older students cannot get any state financial aid at all.
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You have the power to create change and improve lives this election season. An we're here to help. The League has put together a list of questions to ask your candidates about the issues you care about to help shape the policy debate and inform your vote. Candidate Questions | Blog
Here are some other fact sheets to help you get involved this election year: Legislative Districts | Kids Count County Profiles | Earned Income Tax Credit | County Data | Select City Data | American Indian Reservation and Trust Lands
Public Policy Forum
Race, Poverty and Policy: Creating an Equitable Michigan
Economic disparity and poverty continue to divide our state and perpetuate racial inequity. The Flint water crisis and many of the issues surrounding Detroit Public Schools call for an honest statewide discussion around race equity if we are to see systemic change.
Our keynote speaker will be nationally acclaimed Rinku Sen, president and executive director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity through research, media and practice.
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Sept 23 Blog: Want to keep and attract young talent? Vote yes for regional transit in Southeast Michigan
Blog: Factually SpeakingWant to keep and attract young talent? Vote yes for regional transit in Southeast Michigan
Every day when I came to work at the League this summer, I had to take two buses. I would walk just a few blocks from my house to Grand River Ave. in downtown East Lansing. I took a bus at 7:20 a.m. to the Capitol in Lansing, and then I would get off just in time to hop on a bus going to our offices in Old Town. I timed my commute pretty well and door-to-door it took me about 40 minutes to get to work. My commute home was slightly more difficult, mainly because there’s more traffic and more people using the bus system. I planned for about an hour... Read More
In The NewsFox 47: Study: Tuition rates in Michigan among the highest in the nation
The Detroit News: Study: Mich. tuition hikes, aid cuts boost student debt
Michigan Radio: New study says students hurt by state cuts to higher ed
MLive: ‘Unprecendented’ student debt result of Michigan’s higher education policies, report says
Public News Service: Michigan College Students Face Soaring Tuition, Debt
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