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Some Teachers In This District In Line For 17 Percent Pay Hikes

But superintendent says his schools are underfunded

… Feb. 7. They include a proposal to increase public … school spending by $312 million, or as much … the Governor makes a proposal that is a 3% increase, and it's … more

Detroit Would Mandate Video Surveillance, Make Businesses Pay

ACLU, others concerned; live video to police from inside thousands of firms

A proposed ordinance in the city … images for at least 30 days. Detroit’s … applicable laws, the proposed mandate raises questions … currently operating with 230 businesses that have … more

Best Of The Best

CapCon’s most popular stories from 2017

… campus speech. The proposals would require Michigan’s … North Korea. No. 3 story: The Best-Paying … dropped. No. 6 story: Proposed Wind Turbines In Michigan … in the state at $80,334. Utica was followed … more

With Income Tax Rejected By Voters, East Lansing Looks at Spending Cuts

A common story: Residents will pay for years of pension underfunding by elected officials

… this week to a ballot proposal that would have imposed … will need to find $3 million in extra revenue … put the income tax proposal on the Nov. 7 ballot, … measure failed with 53 percent of voters casting … more

Another Local Politician Violates Election Law, Sanctions Again Unlikely

‘Elected officials ... violate the law far too often,’ says critic of taxpayer-funded tax-hike electioneering

… assessment. The proposal failed Nov. 7 by a 56-43 percent margin. There … residents to vote yes on a 3-mill property tax increase … said. The Fraser proposal would have imposed … more

Federal Tax Proposal Not Perfect, but Good for Michigan, Nation

Reform plans are on the right track

… since 1986. The proposed legislation would … highest rate, currently 39.6 percent, would remain … the first place. This proposal will allow more people … percent, 25 percent and 35 percent, depending … more

Sheriffs Float the Idea of a Kayak Tax

Just another example of the trough truce

… Lawmakers introduced a proposal in 2010 that would … 2007-10, the fund gave $4.3 million to counties … 2016, and stood at $3.1 million for 2017. But … division. That leaves just $3 million for the 83 county … more

City Income Tax Proposal On November Ballot Sparks Business Revolt

Chamber of Commerce official: ‘Time for cities to get back to their core functions’

… opposition to an income tax proposal the city council has … revenue increased from $33.0 million in 2013 to … the November ballot proposal. The measure, if approved … more

84 Companies Offered $63.8 Million Michigan Taxpayer Dollars In 2016

Yet Gov. Snyder says he doesn't believe in 'buying companies into our states'

… Program" Gov. Snyder proposed and the Legislature … Michigan and will collect $3 billion in cash subsidies … Corporation approved giving $63.8 million state taxpayer … more

$500,000 Retirement Nest Eggs Likely Under Teacher Pension Alternative

Like the current system, new one intended as a hefty supplement to Social Security

… numbers on what their proposed alternative would … must deposit another 37 cents into the state-run … pension system, the proposed alternative is intended … employee who works for 30 years at an average … more

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The Republican Party fully controls most states and at the national level has captured the House, Senate and presidency. By many measures, the party has more power than it has had in many decades. But will that control last? And, more importantly, what policy priorities are coming about from these political victories?

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