Peri’s Public Policy Bulletin - February 6


Elected officials in the state and federal government have been busy addressing a wide variety of proposals that will impact Southeastern Michigan. They need to hear from advocates like you in order to make good policy decisions that contribute to quality of life for metro Detroit residents. So check out the policy update to see what’s happening in Lansing and Washington, D.C., and click the links to learn about the issues in greater depth.

Here are some of the highlights of the past two weeks. They cover United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s three focus areas -Education, Income, and Basic Needs - as well as special topics that impact our community’s public policy goals.



  • Gov. Snyder testified before Congress regarding job creation. His recommendations include greater flexibility and outcome-orientation in the Workforce Investment Act, and immigration policies that attract international talent. Read his testimony.
  • Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) releases state-by-state 2012 Assets and Opportunity Scorecard. See the scorecard.

Basic Needs

Special Topics

You can see the full recap of recent public policy developments by clicking here.                                                                                                                                                         
Want to get more involved? One way you can prepare to advocate for important policy issues is by attending our upcoming webinar, “Fighting Hunger in the Federal Farm Bill.” Learn more and RSVP here.