Racial Equity

Peter Ruark, Michigan League for Public Policy Seventy-five years ago President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the first minimum wage bill, saying: “Our nation so richly endowed with natural resources...
As they do every year, the Economic Policy Institute recently released their 2013 Family Budget Calculator. Unlike other measurements of economic security, such as the Federal Poverty Line, this...
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...
Medicaid is not broken. That is the conclusion reached by the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation in its newly released analysis  of the Cover Michigan Survey 2013. The report found...
“Take a vote, not a vacation!” Those were the angry words of Gov. Snyder late Thursday afternoon as the Senate prepared to adjourn for the summer without taking a vote on the bill that would expand...
Michael Kulick, courtesy of mobilize.org Much attention has been paid to Joel Stein’s Time Magazine cover story, “The Me Me Me Generation” along with the cover photo of a young girl taking the...
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...
By Amber Arellano Three years after state education leaders adopted academic standards that will make Michigan students more successful in college or career, the standards are now being implemented...
Michele Corey, Michigan's Children The single best predictor of economic prosperity is a state’s success in educating and preparing its workforce.  As Michigan becomes more diverse, funding...

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