Economic Opportunity Issues

Economic Well-beingPolicy
If you missed the June 5 webinar, Families at Risk, feel free to take a look at the great resources provided by the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project.   Major changes to Michigan’s Unemployment...
Policy
A message from Michigan League for Public Policy President & CEO, Gilda Z. Jacobs Since the inception of the Prosperity Coalition in April 2012, together we’ve managed to coordinate advocacy...
Policy
Each day, a growing number of people struggle to make ends meet, yet there are promising strategies and tools that can help fight this trend, that have been proven to reduce poverty and build...
Economic Well-being
Bills to enact across-the-board income tax cuts were reported out of committees in both the state House and Senate. These bills threaten to undermine our future by making it harder for the state to...
Economic Well-being
Raise Michigan is a coalition of civil rights, faith, labor and community groups representing workers across Michigan who are working to raise the minimum wage - because Lansing refuses to act! Raise...
Economic Well-being
Michigan Municipal League's Anthony Minghine explores Michigan's broken municipal financing model in a sobering and informative report.  There have been a lot of high profile robberies over the years...
Policy
PRIORITIES MICHIGAN SHINES LIGHT ON A DECADE OF DISINVESTMENT Priorities Michigan, a new civic engagement and education project aimed at changing the conversation around the state budget and...
Education
                    The Fiscal Year 2014 budget has been signed by the governor, and despite some excitng wins for children and families, there were several critical issues left undone, including...
Economic Well-being
The stimulus was great for poor kids while it lasted. Now even bare-bones aid is at risk. -Jared Bernstein                           Here’s a piece of good news of which you might not be aware: The...
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One day before sequestration was set to take place, Congress abandoned talks and left town for the weekend. House Republicans are already turning their attention to the next deadline on March 27,...

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