In Briefs

2021 Budget Priorities

Staying true to its vision that Michigan residents of all races, places and income levels should have the opportunity to thrive and find economic security, the League has identified the following budget priorities for 2021:

Overview of 2021 Budget Recommendations

2020 Budget Priorities

2020 State Budget Adopted
The 2020 Budget: Bipartisan Cooperation Needed to Finish the Job
2020 State Budgets Continue to Ignore the Need for New Money
2020 State Budget Reduces School Aid fund Dollars Diverted to Colleges, but Continues to Fund Most Financial Aid With TANF
School Aid Budget in the Balance
Baby Steps: More Investments Needed to Make Child Care Work for Michigan Families and Children
Little Progress on Poverty Reduction in 2020 State Budget
League Advocates for Adequate Healthare
A First Look at Gov. Whitmer’s 2020 State Budget
5 Tips for Influencing the State Budget
Michigan Budget Cycle

Overview of Policy Recommendations

Overarching priorities

Address the Racial, Ethnic and Social Justice Impact of State Budget Decisions

Create Fair Tax Structures That Provide Adequate Revenue

Meet the basic needs of Michigan children, older adults and people with disabilities

Strengthen the State EITC

Make Michigan’s Public Assistance Programs More Responsive to Need

Eliminate the Asset Test for Food Assistance

Expand Access to Healthy Foods

Make sure all Michiganders have access to needed healthcare

Protect State and Federal Funding for Healthcare Coverage for All Michiganders

Support the Health of Moms and Babies

Help working parents find affordable, high-quality child care and early education services

Help Parents with Low Wages Find Affordable Child Care

Continue to Expand Access to High-Quality Preschool

Strengthen public education in Michigan from cradle to career

Expand Services for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Delays

Provide Resources Needed to Ensure All Children Can Read by Third Grade

Provide More State Funding to Public Schools in High-Poverty Communities

Increase Adult Education Funding to Prepare More Workers for Job Training and Skilled Work

Restore the Part-Time Independent Student Grant



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