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.

FY 2015 State Budget — Budget Briefs

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.

Postsecondary Education Budgets Take Good Steps, But University Tuition Remains Unaffordable July 2014

Final Corrections Budget Invests in Prevention, Reflects Healthcare Savings July 2014

Human Services Budget Reflects Continuing Steep Caseload Declines July 2014

Community Health Budget Offers Key Investments for Healthy Workforce July 2014

Preschool Boosted, Per-Pupil Funding Increased in Education Budgets Signed by Governor July 2014

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget: Wins and Losses for Families and Children June 2014

Contact legislators to support vital services in the FY 2015 state budget June 2014

How to contact the members of the conference committees June 2014

Senate and House approve School Aid and Education budgets for FY 2015 May 2014

House and Senate approve FY 2015 budget for DCH May 2014

House and Senate approve Corrections FY 2015 budget May 2014

Senate and House approve DHS FY 2015 budget May 2014

A closer look at the FY 2015 budget for the Department of Human Services March 2014

Senate subcommittee approves K-12, education budgets March 19, 2014

A first look at the governor’s FY 2015 budget Feb. 13, 2014

Archived 2013 Budget Briefs

Budget Testimony

March 12, 2014: State need-based financial aid grants
March 4, 2014: Early childhood education funding
March 4, 2014: Governor’s budget cuts funding for the DHS by 6.6%
Feb. 27, 2014: Governor’s proposed DCH budget for upcoming fiscal year
Feb. 26, 2014: K-12 School Aid &Education
Feb. 19, 2014: Budget cuts funding for DHS
Feb. 12, 2014: Income tax rollback
Jan. 29, 2014: Senate Bill 402

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