Safety Net

Nessel opposes Trump’s SNAP restrictions, calls rule ‘entirely unacceptable’

Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a comment letter against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) arguing that President Trump’s restrictions on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Legislature’s budget has some bright spots, but still...

We love budgets at the Michigan League for Public Policy, both as an organization and as individuals. It is a big focus of our...

Michigan’s poverty rate dips slightly, still above national average

About 1.4 million Michigan residents lived below the federal poverty level in 2018, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. A total of...
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Stevens, Levin among Dems opposing Trump admin SNAP cuts

Two Michigan U.S. representatives are among 28 House committee members who on Monday sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressing...

Michigan House Dems introduce worker protections during Labor Month, UAW strike

A group of Michigan House Democrats on Monday gathered to announce a package of bills focused on improving the compensation, protection and support of...

Whitmer signs Medicaid work requirement fix, criticizes GOP’s DHHS budget

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law on Monday more flexibility for Medicaid recipients on work requirements and reporting rules. Senate Bill 362 exempts those trying...

Michiganders blast Trump’s threats to round up homeless people

Reginald Covington endures hours each day sitting on a plastic milk crate in downtown Detroit soliciting money to help him survive. Covington is homeless and...

Julie Cassidy: New HUD rule would make it easier to discriminate...

At a recent staff training on racial equity here at the Michigan League for Public Policy, we considered a question: If you threw a...

How students used social media and memes to change a University...

The University of Michigan has a long history of politically active movements, from the 1962 Port Huron Statement, the first-ever teach-in in 1965 and...

Column: Michigan is failing children with tattered safety net 

As state legislators approve budgets for Fiscal Year 2020, it seems unlikely that anything will be done to rebuild the tattered safety net for...

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