• 2015 Right Start

    Teen pregnancies are rarely planned and the consequences of teen childbearing are dire and long lasting. Through concentrated efforts, significant progress has been made to reduce the number of births to teens.

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  • Business tax cuts fail to grow Michigan’s economy, hurt budget

    A new misguided roads plan passed by the Legislature relies on $600 million in future budget cuts, a problem caused in part by the passage of $1.6 billion in business tax cuts in 2011. These cuts led to less money for the state’s roads, cuts to schools and communities, and higher taxes on individuals without boosting Michigan’s economy as promised.

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  • Gains for some children and families but deep disparities persist

    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

    The state needs to address initiatives to ensure that children are lifted out of poverty and provided the level playing field needed to overcome persistently deep and discouraging disparities based on income, race and place.

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