• Fiscal Year 2016 State Budget

    Children, families and those with low incomes have some wins in the final 2016 state budget.

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  • Don’t Pave Roads on the Backs of Working Poor

    The House GOP roads plan eliminates the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit – effectively raising taxes on 780,500 low-income working families raising 1 million kids. This plan robs poor Peter to pay Paul for the second time in five years and will push thousands of families into poverty.

    Fact sheet | Op-ed | Blog | News release | Impact by county | EITC

     

  • Workplace Policies Fail Families

    As more than 750,000 Michigan public college students prepare to start a new school year, one group is finding it harder than ever to participate: Older adults.

    Michigan offers no financial aid grants to attend a public university or community college for those who graduated from high school more than 10 years ago.

    - See more at: http://www.mlpp.org/michigans-big-flaw-in-jobs-strategy#sthash.gVbdRwjx.dpuf

    As more than 750,000 Michigan public college students prepare to start a new school year, one group is finding it harder than ever to participate: Older adults.

    Michigan offers no financial aid grants to attend a public university or community college for those who graduated from high school more than 10 years ago.

    - See more at: http://www.mlpp.org/michigans-big-flaw-in-jobs-strategy#sthash.gVbdRwjx.dpuf

    Lack of earned sick leave, paid family and medical leave, predictable work schedules, and adequate child care assistance puts low-income Michigan families in a constant struggle to achieve financial self-sufficiency.

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