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 believes that Michigan’s future prosperity depends on a state budget that supports public structures and investments in education, health, safety and its people.

It’s important that citizens speak up and tell lawmakers their priorities. The League is here to help. Please watch our Budget Briefs series (below, on this page) and sign up for our news, budget updates and action alerts, and we’ll keep you posted.

State Budget Briefs—Budget Year 2017

The state’s budget year runs from Oct. 1st to Sept. 30th

The League’s Budget Briefs project is designed to keep citizens and advocates abreast of the latest budget developments that affect children, families and economically vulnerable people in Michigan. Please sign up for our email alerts for new postings.

Michigan League for Public Policy 2018 Budget Priorities Sept 24, 2016

Promoting the Healthy Michigan Plan: Budget Cuts to Outreach Jeopardize Success Aug 26, 2016

The 2017 State Budget Fails to Protect All Children and Families and Perpetuates Economic Disparities June 6, 2016

Increase Reforms and Support Services in Department of Corrections Budget May 12, 2016

Flint and Beyond: Cities in Crisis Need More Funding from the State May 12, 2016

Budget Funding for Adult Education, Training Will Help Workers and Boost Economy May 10, 2016

More Funding Needed for Low-Income Students and Families in 2017 School Aid, Education Budgets May 5, 2016

Support for Struggling Families Hinges on 2017 Health and Human Services Budget May 4, 2016

Give Michigan’s Prison Reentry Population the Tools to Thrive April 14, 2016

Helping Children Succeed Through Michigan’s At-Risk Funding April 7, 2016

Michigan Continues to Underfund Adult Education, Hamper Workers and Economy April 7, 2016

Michigan Needs to Expand Child Care Support to Keep Families Working April 5, 2016

A First Look at the Governor’s 2016-2017 Budget: Short-Term Fixes, Long-Term Challenges Feb. 26, 2016

Budget Testimony

Apr 11, 2016: Letter sent to House and Senate Appropriations Committees on reinstating the Part-Time Independent Student Grant
Mar 16, 2016: Memorandum: Presented to House Education Appropriations Subcommittee
Mar 16, 2016: Memorandum: 2017 School Aid and Michigan Department of Education budgets
Mar 15, 2016: Presented to the House Appropriations on School Aid Funding – Section 107
Mar 9, 2o16: Section 107 adult education funding
Mar 7, 2016: Presented to the House Appropriations Committee concerning Detroit public schools
Mar 3, 2016: League comments about the Governor’s proposed DHHS budget to the House Appropriations
Mar 1, 2016: League comments about the Governor’s proposed DHHS budget for the upcoming fiscal year to the Senate Appropriations
Jan 27, 2016: The League supports HB 5220, Flint supplemental




State Budget Archives

Budget Year 2016 

Budget Year 2015

Budget Year 2014



Federal Budget

Viewpoint: National balanced budget amendment a reckless idea Jan. 24, 2014

Other research and advocacy

Fact Sheet: Healthy Kids Dental Program Feb. 2014

Fact Sheet: Restore Michigan’s EITC to Help Working Families Feb. 2014

The Path to Prosperity: Ten Steps Michigan Must take to Strengthen Its Economy Nov. 2013

Losing Ground: A Call for Meaningful Tax Reform in Michigan Jan. 2013