• Budget Briefs

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    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 provides analysis of the budgets proposed in its Budget Briefs.

    Fact Sheet | Blog | Budget ProcessBudget Briefs

  • Affordable Care Act

    family stethFor many, the effects of the ACA have been lifesaving. Just in Michigan, 977,000 people saw lifetime coverage limits disappear, women are now charged the same as men, and 70,000 young people have been able to stay on their parents’ insurance up to age 26.

    Blog | Infographic | Healthy Michigan Plan | News Release | Fact Sheet

  • 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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    In a new report, Making Ends Meet in Michigan: A Basic Needs Income Level for Family Well-Being, the wage needed to meet basic needs is estimated by county.

    Updated report and basic needs calculator.


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    What is it like to be a kid growing up in Michigan right now? The 2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book examines 15 indicators of child well-being to see how children are doing around the state.

    Read the report.


    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

    Aug 16 News Release: Michigan League for Public Policy comments on violence, racism in Charlottesville
    Aug 15 Blog: Lack of support with child care costs leaves families struggling
    Aug 11 Blog: 1967: Coming of age in Detroit — A Q&A with Community Engagement Director Renell Weathers
    Aug 9 Report: 2017 Right Start: Annual report on maternal and child health
    Aug 9 News Release: Infant death rates decline in Michigan, other trends raise concerns
    Aug 7 Budget Brief: Michigan’s child care assistance program: Challenges and opportunities
    Aug 3 Blog: Reflections on growing up in Detroit in the Sixties and the ongoing fight for race equity
    Aug 1 Blog: Despite recovery from Recession, hunger threatens Michigan’s health and economy
    Aug 1 Report: Still hungry: Economic recovery leaves many Michiganians without enough to eat
    July 28 Blog: Why I have zero tolerance for “zero tolerance”