March 24, 2017

Trifecta of Problems Call for Us to
Work Even Harder

The dramatic impact significant changes to the ACA and the Medicaid system could have in Michigan, and simultaneous federal and state budget discussions, create the potential of a nightmare trifecta for children, youth, and families in Michigan. These three scenarios playing out concurrently in our state and federal legislatures, present an enormous challenge.  

Read Matt's Capitol Corner for more.

Michigan's Children Weighs in on FY18 Budget Deliberations

Legislative subcommittees have been weighing the Governor's recommendations for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) and will begin to reveal their own proposals next week. Keep up with what Michigan's Children has been pushing in these conversations, including investments in family literacy and increased investments in targeted educational programs, and let your Senators and Representatives know what is important to you.  

Check Out Our Budget Resources

Democracy is Not a One-Way Street

Bridge just published a guest column from Michigan's Children, reacting to the Center for Michigan's most recent Community Conversation report.  Read more about how to deal with the current distrust of government, and how we can help. 

Advocacy tips to help you stand up and speak out for Michigan children. 
When we are discouraged, it is even more important that we take action.  Share your dismay and recommendations for change with elected officials.
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