Statement on the passing of Kathleen M. Wilbur

Michigan Future, Inc. (MFI), released the following statement from Lou Glazer on behalf of the board of directors and MFI staff following the passing of board chair, Kathleen M. Wilbur: “We’re devastated at the passing of our friend and colleague Kathy Wilbur. Her decades of being an advocate for higher education and making Michigan a […]

Why Michigan needs the Working Parents Tax Credit

Two years ago, the Michigan Future, Inc. Board proposed that the state expand its Earned Income Tax Credit tenfold. Going from a six percent match of the federal credit to sixty. This was at a time, when despite unprecedented federal funding and a multi-billion-dollar state budget surplus, expanding the EITC was on no one’s agenda. […]

Michigan Future, Inc. calls for Working Parents Tax Credit

Significant tax credit would help working families make ends meet Michigan Future, Inc., a non-profit think tank focused on rising income for all Michigan households, today called for enactment of the Working Parents Tax Credit that would provide households receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) with a significant tax cut to help Michigan working […]

Talent attracts capital and quality of place attracts talent

In today’s economy, the reality is talent attracts capital and quality of place attracts talent. Where young talent goes, high-growth, high-wage, knowledge-based enterprises follow, expand, and are created. Because talent is the asset that matters most to high-wage employers and is in the shortest supply, the new path to prosperity is concentrated talent – and […]

Donna Lasinski joins Michigan Future Inc. as Vice President

Image of MFI Vice President Donna Lasinski.

Michigan Future Inc., a Michigan-focused non-partisan, non-profit think tank, today announced the hiring of former State Representative Donna Lasinski as Vice President. “It’s terrific to have the experience and expertise that former Rep. Donna Lasinski brings to the table in developing high-impact public policy initiatives for Michigan,” said Lou Glazer, president of Michigan Future Inc. “With […]

Patrick Cooney rejoins Michigan Future Inc. as Vice President

Patrick Cooney hired as Michigan Future Inc. Vice President

Michigan Future Inc., a Michigan-focused non-partisan, non-profit think tank, today announced the hiring of Patrick Cooney as Vice President. Cooney joins the Michigan Future Inc. team after having served as the assistant director of policy impact at Poverty Solutions, overseeing the Partnership on Economic Mobility between the University of Michigan and the City of Detroit. […]

Wayne State aims to boost student success through innovative interventions

This blog is authored by Wayne State University President Dr. M. Roy Wilson.  I’m happy to have this opportunity to write about student success for Michigan Future, Inc. The success of Wayne State University students is my personal passion and the highest priority in our strategic plan. One of the qualities that attracted me most to Wayne […]

Find the Michigan Future blogs that interest you most

If you read our blog you know that we frequently write about topics from our latest report “A Path to Good-paying Careers for all Michiganders: A 21st Century state policy agenda.”  Now you can search for the topics that interest you most on our blog! See our updated categories below and click on the icons. […]

In The News: State Policies Matter

What Michigan can learn from Minnesota Detroit News June 27, 2014 It’s an article of faith among many elected officials that low taxes and tight-fisted government spending are essential to healthy state economies.Minnesota has for decades adhered to a different strategy, one that embraces high taxes to fund education, transportation, a strong social safety net […]