2019 POLICY PRIORITIES
Our 2019 Policy priorities are designed to help ALICE - Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - households - Michigan residents who are working and paying taxes, but still struggling to make ends meet.
Give ALICE an effective, non-bureaucratic connection to faith-based, non-profit, and public resources before their needs become costly emergencies - support 211.
Remove the child care barrier for ALICE - ensure access through increased child care provider payments and affordability by raising the subsidy cap to include ALICE families.
Implement the necessary supports for all children to read by third grade - provide birth to age eight resources needed, especially by ALICE children, to achieve early literacy.
EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT
Strengthen the state earned income tax credit so that ALICE can keep working and put money back into local communities - update state credit for today's economy to 20% of the federal credit.