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

Jackson Citizen Patriot - Is this the beginning of the end for MESSA?

...schools need to consider ending this "great expensive" program.

POLITICO - Dems are accused of Tea Party tampering.

Fox News - "...infiltrating elections."

The Oakland Press - Teachers and union fight for health benefits...to cover Viagra.

Michigan View - The proposed oil taxes will hurt the national economy.

Carpe Diem - Sports feminists vs. the market.

The Blog Prof - July's deficit of $167 billion tops deficit of all of 2007.

The Hill - Unions begin plans to "protect Democratic majority" in November.

The Mining Journal - The internet is the free market at its best; the FCC needs to keep its hands off.

Bloomberg - Fannie Mae seeks another $1.5 billion after 12th straight loss of taxpayer dollars.

The Oregonian - Portland cracks down on a child's lemonade stand for operating without a business license.

 

Quote of the Week

"Troll through the voting rolls, and you'll find an exclusive club of three House Democrats running for re-election who voted against the more controversial pieces of the Obama agenda: the $862 billion stimulus, Mr. Obama's $3.5 trillion budget, cap and trade and, of course, ObamaCare. Troll through the polls today, and you'll find a near-exclusive club of three House Democrats who are beating every electoral expectation. Were history, incumbency and the economy the main factors this fall, Idaho's Walt Minnick, Alabama's Bobby Bright and Mississippi's Gene Taylor would be packing up. That they aren't is a resounding statement on a failed Obama vision."

-          Kim Strassel in the Wall Street Journal

 

Meet James Hohman, Assistant Director of Fiscal Policy at the Mackinac Center. James discusses his latest project, an analysis of Proposal 1, the proposal on personal property tax reform that will appear on the August 5th ballot. Read more about Proposal 1 here: http://www.mackinac.org/20246


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