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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:

A First Look at Gov. Whitmer’s 2021 State Budget

Overview of 2021 Budget Recommendations

Overarching priorities

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

Stop the Erosion of State Tax Revenues

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

Strengthen the State EITC

Expand Access to Healthy Foods

Reduce Recidivism and Support Children and Families Living in Poverty by Updating Public Assistance Policies

Make sure all Michiganders have access to needed healthcare

Protect State and Federal Funding for Healthcare Coverage for All Michiganders

Support Maternal and Infant Health

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

Help Parents With Low Wages Find Affordable Child Care

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 Payments for Michigan’s State-Funded Preschool Program

Restore College Financial Aid for Older Students

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

Protect Michigan families from environmental health threats

Protect Michiganders From Environmental Health Threats

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