• Budget Briefs

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    Michigan's budget is a document that outlines the state’s priorities to create a pathway toward economic opportunity for all. The League has outlined its 2019 budget priorities for a better Michigan and will continue to provide analysis throughout the budget process.

    Overview | Fact Sheets | Racial EquityBlog | Statement | Advocacy Tips

  • Why Tax Cuts Hurt

    tax cut png 235x135Michigan lawmakers are pushing for election-year tax cuts, but Michigan and its residents simply can’t afford the damage these cuts will do to our schools, roads and bridges, public safety and communities.

    Statements: State of the State | House and Senate Bills
    Testimony: House; Senate | News


  • 2017 Right Start: Annual Report on Maternal and Child Health

    mother and babyThe annual Right Start: Maternal and Child Health report reviews eight indicators statewide, by race and for a select number of cities and townships in Michigan. The 2017 report compares 2010 to 2015 and highlights infant mortality trends in the state.

    Report | News Release | Blog

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    Has your life been affected by Michigan’s criminal or juvenile justice system? We want to hear from you!


    What’s New

    JaDeary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama reduxSept. 22 News release: Child care system falls shortan. 26 News release: Lopsided income growth in Michigan

    Feb 20 Blog: Teen years are for growth and education, not incarceration
    Feb 20 Memorandum: to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Health and Human Services
    Feb 15 Letter: Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights opposing HB 4053
    Feb 15 Blog: An ode to the policies we love
    Feb 15 Budget Brief: A first look at Gov. Snyder’s 2018-2019 budget: Little revenue growth and few new initiatives
    Feb 14 News Release: Personal exemption increase passed today means drastic cuts to vital services in years ahead
    Feb 8 Blog: #FightingForFamilies with League’s new census fact sheets
    Feb 7 News Release: Governor’s budget continues key investments, urges Legislature to abandon risky revenue cuts
    Feb 7 Blog: We’re in it for the people, not politics
    Feb 6 Report: Money Back in Michigan
    Feb 1 Blog: The state budget: Another chance to work toward racial equity for children and families
    Jan 30 Blog: Kids are the future, so let’s teach them to count
    Jan 26 Blog: The EITC: The good, the great and the unfortunate
    Jan 24 Blog: Political theory meets practical public policy
    Jan 24 News Release: League CEO Gilda Jacobs applauds governor’s stance against tax cuts, urges investment for a better Michigan for all
    Jan 19 Blog: 2017: A blog odyssey, part deux
    Jan 18 Blog: We fixed how fraud is determined, now let’s fix the rest of Michigan’s unemployment insurance system
    Jan 17 News Release: House and Senate personal exemption increases have too high a price tag for state budget
    Jan 9 Report: Falling short 2017: Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance continues to neglect many workers who need it