January 14, 2016
Contact: Chelsea Lewis
LANSING- The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement on the revenue projections announced today:
“The one-time funds identified today are needed for a short-term fix for the massive public failures that led to the poisoning of Flint children, but we can’t stop there,” said Karen Holcomb-Merrill, vice president of the Michigan League for Public Policy. “We must also move quickly on a long-term and statewide strategy.”
“Michigan’s failure to provide for its basic infrastructure including schools, communities and public health and human services has been painfully exposed-on a national level-through the Flint debacle. Flint’s problems are a canary in a coal mine in terms of public disinvestments, and Michigan must act aggressively to ensure that all children have safe water and homes, as well as access to the high quality education needed to ultimately lead the state forward.”
The Michigan League for Public Policy, www.mlpp.org, is a nonprofit policy institute focused on economic opportunity for all. It is the only state-level organization that addresses poverty in a comprehensive way.