Spring 2011 Edition
- Messages from Space Needed to Remove Logs from Michigan Lakes
- Politician Puppy Training
- Teacher Union Prez: Stronger Emergency Financial Managers Will Be “Just Like Being in the Slave Days”
- How Is Gov. Snyder Doing So Far?
- States May Seize Control of Federal Deficit Spending Power
- False Fears, ‘Runaway Conventions,’ and the National Debt Relief Amendment
- The Myth of the Runaway Convention
- Tea Party Could Cut Up the Federal Credit Card
- Ten Facts to Rebut the Mythology of a Runaway Convention
- Michigan Teacher Pay 16.5 Percent Higher Than Indiana
- Commentary: The Willie Sutton Rule
- What Can $5.7 Billion Get You in Michigan?
- Teacher Pay Hikes Happen Despite Expired Union Contract
- Pure Spending — GOP Finds More for Tourism Subsidies
- House of Reps. Employee Names and Salaries Posted
- Union Bosses Outsource Hostility, Hiring Beneficiaries of Entrepreneur’s Charity to Protest His Business
- FOIA Law Enhances Center’s Research and Reporting
- The Public Purpose of Our ‘Professors’ Email’ FOIA Request
- Health Care Compact Shifts Choices from D.C. to Michigan
- Michigan Carpenters’ Union Constructing a Fake Dispute
- Did You Know?
- Who Are Your Lawmakers?
- I'm Just a Bill
Land banks are supposed to help eliminate blight, revitalize neighborhoods and contribute tax dollars. But in Michigan, land banks have been scooping up property for merely the price of back-taxes owned -- and re-selling them to profit themselves. In the meantime, cutting in front of private-sector buyers.