• Back to School Report

    Back to school graphic 1As 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.

    Report | News release | Coverage: WILX 10 - Bridge - Public News Service

  • Budget Briefs

    capdome_114347_7The League’s Budget Briefs will keep you abreast of the latest state budget developments that affect children, families and economically vulnerable people in Michigan.

    Budget Briefs | A First Look at the Governor's 2016-2017 Budget | Fact Sheet: Michigan's Budget: How Much is There to Work With?

  • 2016 Right Start: Maternal and Child Health

    pregnant-mom-smokingThe rate of expectant mothers in Michigan who reported smoking while pregnant increased by 18% between 2008 and 2014. The number of preterm births (less than 37 weeks) also increased significantly over the time period, with the rate going up by 20% statewide.

    Report | State News Release | Blog

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     giving-tuesday

    Your dollars are more important than ever. In 2016, the political landscape has been difficult and in 2017, it will be even tougher. The League will continue to fight for the people of Michigan in the months to come to make sure everyone has a voice in policy decisions. Our work would not be possible without your help.  Please take part in #GivingTuesday today and make a donation to the League to help us fight for a better Michigan!

    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

    Dec 2 Blog: Why we fight
    Nov 28 Memorandum: League supports HB 4598 – to provide licensure for Certified Professional Midwives
    Nov 18 Blog: Helping all kids get the right start
    Nov 17 News Release: New report shows 18% rate increase statewide in pregnant women smoking
    Nov 17 Report: 2016 Right Start: Maternal and Child Health
    Nov 10 Blog: After the election, focus on the electeds
    Nov 2 Blog: A spotlight on race equity
    Oct 26 Blog: From first-generation college student to social justice warrior
    Oct 18 Blog: SNAP: Fighting the long-term effects of hunger
    Oct 17 Testimony: Juvenile Justice Legislation — HB 4947-4966
    Oct 13 Blog: It’s time to end racial inequity in education
    Oct 6 Report: Race, place & policy matter in education