Economic Opportunity Issues

As part of a tax package to reduce business taxes in 2011, the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit was cut 70%, resultng in a tax increase for many low- and middle-income working families. The EITC...
Economic Well-beingPolicy
Growing concerns about wealth inequality and the expanding racial wealth gap have in recent years become central to the debate over whether our nation is on a sustainable economic path. This report...
Economic Well-being
In the latest KIDS COUNT data snapshot on youth incarceration, the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that the rate of young people locked up because of trouble with the law dropped more than 40...
Policy
In 2011, the Michigan Legislature cut the state Earned Income Tax Credit from 20% of the federal EITC to 6%. That reduction is taking effect for the first time this tax season – and many taxpayers...
Economic Well-beingPolicy
As part of a tax package to reduce business taxes in 2011, the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit was cut 70%, resulting in tax increase for many low- and middle-income working families. The EITC...
Education
Spring of 2013 will herald the coming of what will become the premiere social justice conference of the state! The conference will be held March 14 – 16, 2013 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference...
Economic Well-beingPolicy
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Education
Education Week’s annual report on the state of American education recently gave Michigan a “D” in K-12 achievement. Sadly, the grade is well-deserved, given our relative decline on national...
HealthEducationEconomic Well-beingPolicy
The Opportunity & Equity Statewide Convening touched on a wide range of tools for Prosperity through interactive breakout sessions and thought-provoking large group discussion about messaging,...

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