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Gilda Z. Jacobs

Gilda Z. Jacobs

Gilda Z. Jacobs has dedicated her life to helping others, working as an educator, helping provide housing for people with disabilities, serving in state and local government for 30 years, including 12 in the Michigan Legislature, and currently leading the Michigan League for Public Policy as President and CEO.

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Gilda Z. Jacobs: Bipartisan balance needed in Michigan’s budget

By: - March 1, 2019

The Michigan League for Public Policy has been working on our annual report for 2018, and in looking back on our highlights from last year, a clear pattern has emerged. In addition to a lot of defensive battles, with varying degrees of success, our biggest policy “wins” for the people of Michigan each year are […]

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Gilda Z. Jacobs: Michigan League for Public Policy launches people-driven agenda

By: - January 31, 2019

Michigan needs a major tune-up. That’s why on Thursday, the Michigan League for Public Policy is announcing “The Owner’s Manual for Michigan”, a clear and comprehensive public policy plan to help the state’s leaders on the road ahead.   It’s usually pretty obvious when our vehicles need work. The beeping alarms and blinking lights on […]

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Gilda Z. Jacobs: Whitmer will reconnect parties, policy and people

By: - January 10, 2019

My body may have been cold on Jan. 1, but my heart couldn’t have been warmer as I had the honor of being one of the thousands of friends freezing at the Capitol with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as she took her oath of office. I was proud to serve in the Michigan Legislature with Whitmer […]

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Gilda Z. Jacobs: Bipartisan compromise on Farm Bill yields big results for Michigan

By: - December 20, 2018

Staff for the Michigan League for Public Policy, a Lansing-based organization advocating for health, racial equity and economic security issues, contribute a biweekly column to the Michigan Advance, “Human Capital.” With the Michigan Legislature’s contentious Lame Duck session, Congress’ stalemate on the federal budget, and a looming government shutdown, it’s hard to remember that government […]