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Closing School Retirement System the Right Choice

MPSERS has been underfunded in 29 out of the past 30 years

MPSERS has been underfunded in 29 out of the past 30 years

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Why Not Double the Prevailing Wage?

Arbitrary rate harms taxpayers, school districts

Arbitrary rate harms taxpayers, school districts.

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Sound Road Funding

Michigan House headed in right direction

Michigan House headed in right direction.

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State Budget Follies

Senior Olympics subsidies getting old

Senior Olympics subsidies getting old.

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State Legislators Take Care of Themselves

Even from the grave

Even from the grave.

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Sentencing Reforms Could Save Tax Dollars

Council of State Governments issues recommendations

Council of State Governments issues recommendations.

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Commentary: A Legislative Agenda for 2014

Get back to the 2011 and 2012 reform agenda.

Get back to the 2011 and 2012 reform agenda.

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Michigan Still Underfunding Teacher Pensions

Made full contribution just twice in last decade

Made full contribution just twice in last decade.

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There aren’t many policies that get near unanimous support from economists, but free trade is one of them. Despite this, a central theme of the 2016 presidential campaign, heard from both political parties, was that free trade was somehow harmful to the United States and corrective action was needed. Mark Perry, an economics professor at the University of Michigan-Flint and scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, makes the case for why President Trump’s assessment of free trade is misguided.

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