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Families in every Michigan county would benefit from boost in child care

Families in every Michigan county would benefit from boost in child care families-in-every-michigan-county-would-benefit-from-boost-in-child-care

A version of this column appeared in the Alpena News For one family, the child care center down the road remains closed due to the financial hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. The next closest provider is miles away and not currently accepting infants. For another, the cost of licensed care in their area is so high […]

Women are society’s invisible infrastructure, but they’re often underpaid and undervalued

Women are society’s invisible infrastructure, but they’re often underpaid and undervalued women-are-society’s-invisible-infrastructure,-but-they’re-often-underpaid-and-undervalued

This column originally appeared in Michigan Advance on March 25, 2021 Infrastructure is important for everyone. We need a strong public system for roads and transportation, for drinking water, for energy. And when that system is neglected, we all bear the burden as a society. The nation’s caregiving infrastructure is heavily reliant on women — and not […]

Michigan needs to take advantage of this historic opportunity to fix child care

Michigan needs to take advantage of this historic opportunity to fix child care michigan-needs-to-take-advantage-of-this-historic-opportunity-to-fix-child-care

A version of this column appeared in the Alpena News The COVID-19 public health and economic crises raised awareness of both the importance of child care to the state’s economy and the fragility of child care businesses. As child care businesses and schools closed, parents struggled to find care for their children, and many—disproportionately women—were […]

Join us in promoting ‘Housing, Choice, and Opportunity’ for all Michiganders

Join us in promoting ‘Housing, Choice, and Opportunity’ for all Michiganders join-us-in-promoting-‘housing,-choice,-and-opportunity’-for-all-michiganders

Gina Thompson, Intern Blog by Gina Thompson, Intern During this period of social distancing, a place to call home can provide an additional layer of protection and safety. And these days, home has not just been where we live, but for many, where we work and where our kids go to school, too. It’s been […]

House passes bipartisan bills to reduce healthcare costs for Michigan residents

House passes bipartisan bills to reduce healthcare costs for Michigan residents house-passes-bipartisan-bills-to-reduce-healthcare-costs-for-michigan-residents

LANSING—The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement on the Michigan House’s bipartisan passage of a series of bills today to reduce healthcare costs for Michigan residents. The bills were part of a broader legislative package, but the League’s support focuses on the following: House Bill 4346 to cap insulin copays, House Bill […]

County data on gender wage gap localizes income disparities on Equal Pay Day

County data on gender wage gap localizes income disparities on Equal Pay Day county-data-on-gender-wage-gap-localizes-income-disparities-on-equal-pay-day

For Immediate Release March 24, 2021 Contact: Alex Rossmanarossman@mlpp.org 517-775-9053 Delta and Schoolcraft counties have biggest gender wage gap, followed by Livingston and Oakland counties; Eaton County has smallest wage gap Lansing—March 24 is Equal Pay Day in Michigan and around the country, marking the day when women will have earned the same amount on average […]

Federal Rescue Plan builds a stronger safety net

Federal Rescue Plan builds a stronger safety net federal-rescue-plan-builds-a-stronger-safety-net

On March 10, Congress and President Joe Biden rose to meet the urgency of this moment with their passage of the federal American Rescue Plan. The plan invests nearly $2 trillion to help residents in Michigan and around the country who are still struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s no coincidence that this plan […]

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