Racial Equity

I was recently invited to a small church in Detroit by a close friend. The church had no more than a hundred members and sat on an inconspicuous corner of a not-so-busy neighborhood street. The...
Let’s face it. It’s clear our healthcare system is a nightmare. It’s also clear that a solution is within reach. Uncompensated care is killing our hospitals and shifting costs to the insured, making...
Mina Hong, Michigan’s Children March Madness – the excitement of the best college basketball teams competing for the national championship spot.  As a University of Michigan alumna, I can’t help but...
Jan Hudson, Michigan League for Public Policy The League recently published the Top 10 Reasons to Expand Medicaid. We now have another reason – 18,000 of them actually.  Based on rigorous analysis...
Michele Corey, Michigan’s Children   I know, I know.  We are all a bit fatigued by the Sequestration conversation.  The word itself is too complicated and irritating, and the public is so fed up...
Economic Well-beingPolicy
One day before sequestration was set to take place, Congress abandoned talks and left town for the weekend. House Republicans are already turning their attention to the next deadline on March 27,...
  Actions have consequences, but in the case of the reduced Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit, it's a much delayed consequence. Nearly two years ago, the governor and the majority in the Legislature...
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...

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