A news service for the people of Michigan from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

MLive - A state House committee has unanimously approved new public disclosure rules for film tax credits.

Livingston Daily Press & Argus - This will shed more light on movie money.

LivingstonDaily.com - Another film office 'success story' doesn't survive scrutiny

Grand Rapids Press - Should we raise the retirement age?

Cato@Liberty - The growth in government employment is at record levels.

Daily Caller - Sarah Palin wants cops to leave weed smokers alone.

K12 Reformer - Most people don't realize that school boards can raise your taxes without a vote...

Carpe Diem - The #1 and #2 American-made cars are Toyota and Honda.

Michigan Liberal - Spurious polling at a top liberal website.

The Blog Prof - What exactly is sustainable energy?

Two Guys Named Joe (podcast) - "Political consultants Joe DiSano and Joe Munem interview The Michigan Messenger's Todd A. Heywood about Pete Hoekstra's affiliation with the group called the Family. New ads in the race for governor. New website attacks Michigan senate candidate Carl Marlinga. Michigan Truth Squad website goes after ad crafted by a Joe."

CNBC - The bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could end up costing taxpayers $1 trillion.

Real Clear Politics (video) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie explains how the legislature closed a 37 percent budget deficit.

Wall Street Journal - Education reformers won a big battle in Washington D.C. this week.

POLITICO - Is the Tea Party swaying centrist Republican legislators?

 

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"I can't understand how 20 percent of the people think it has been good."

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