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    Welcome to the Michigan Report Card

    The Governor says state government should be outcome-based, and we couldn't agree more.

    His dashboard only includes measurements he picked himself, though. That's like students deciding what tests they should be graded on! We've created the Michigan Report Card so that you, the people of Michigan, can decide how to evaluate YOUR government and hold YOUR leaders accountable.

    Click on the 4 goals at the top to vote for potential measurements of how Michigan is doing, or to provide your own suggestions. Please explore this website and help complete the Michigan Report Card! Click here to get started.

The Governor says state government should be outcome-based, and we couldn't agree more.

His dashboard only includes measurements he picked himself, though. That's like students deciding what tests they should be graded on! We've created the Michigan Report Card so that you, the people of Michigan, can decide how to evaluate YOUR government and hold YOUR leaders accountable.

Which benchmarks do YOU think should be used to measure our state's progress in the coming years?

We've suggested a few measurements that show how Michigan is doing in four priority areas:

  • Quality Education
  • Quality Jobs
  • Quality Environment
  • Quality of Life

Our suggestions are just a place to start. Click on the 4 goals at the top to vote for potential measurements of how Michigan is doing, or to provide your own suggestions.

Please explore this website and help complete the Michigan Report Card!

Click here to get started.

Here are a few measurements as examples. The full list should be provided by the people of Michigan – that’s you!

Economic

Median Household Income of 2009

New Hampshire National Average Michigan
$65,028 $50,274 $44,526

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey
1-Year Estimates

Education

People 25 and older who have completed a Bachelor's degree (2009)

Massachusetts National Average Michigan
38.2% 27.2% 24.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey

8th Graders who scored below basic math level (2009)

Massachusetts National Average Michigan
15% 26.9% 32%

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress

Poverty

Air and Water Quality

Air Pollution: Micrograms of Fine Particles per Cubic Meter (2009)

Wyoming National Average Michigan
5.3 10.5 12.1

Source: America's Health Rankings

Infrastructure

State owned bridges structurally deficient (2009)

Arizona National Average Michigan
1.52% 7.56% 8.5%

Source: US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2009