Report | Corrections spending | Investing in prevention | February 2012

By the Michigan League for Human Services

Our priorities as a state are reflected every year in the enacted state budget. Investing in our communities on the front end benefits everyone by working toward an educated workforce, reliable infrastructure, safe neighborhoods and healthy families. These assets are essential to a good quality of life in Michigan, provide opportunities for all to succeed and attract investment to the state.

A rising Corrections budget impacts all residents by shifting resources away from the public structures that provide education, and from health and employment opportunities that lead to greater economic security and mobility for all. Providing economic security and mobility expands job opportunities by providing people with the skills they need to be qualified for today’s jobs.

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