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Effort to Short Circuit School Choice Laid Out

Charter moratorium bills becoming a full legislative package

… the charter public school policy they would likely … accountable for how they spend our tax dollars, just … moratorium on new charter schools would be imposed … fully disclose how they spend our money because they … more

Four Saginaw Teachers Stand Up and Win

… nearly 8,000 public school employees who thought … proportional amount the union spends on politics. Generally, … four brave Saginaw school teachers, the so-called … illegal. When public school employees were first … more

False School 'Cuts' Narrative Takes Another Hit

Citizens Research Council the latest to debunk it

… funding for public schools has not been reduced … reported that K-12 school spending had indeed increased … key question: Is school funding up or down compared … Falsely Believe Education Spending is Down? Advocates … more

October 17, 2014, MichiganVotes Weekly Report

Key votes from 2013-14

… authority for failed schools: Passed 56 to 54 in … federal government from spending more in any fiscal … with reforming public schools whose performance is … adopted in 2003 to avoid spending cuts in that year s … more

Schauer Jobs Plan Pricetag: $3.7 Billion

Without offsetting cuts or taxes, candidate’s 'Blueprint' blows big hole in state budget

… would go to public schools, universities, community … At a time when state spending has reached a record … benefits, universal pre-school programs and more. Schauer … like cut wasteful spending to save taxpayer … more

Failing to Counter the Big Lie

Gov. Snyder, GOP fail to defend K-12 spending

… with the lowest funded school districts receiving … State of Michigan is spending more state tax dollars … $6,844 per pupil it was spending the final budget … of this year it was spending $7,545 per pupil. … more

Gubernatorial Campaign Should be About Things That Matter

Not false claims and things that don't

… $1 billion from the schools. Most school revenue in Michigan … closely followed. Overall spending on education is up … criticize Snyder for spending reductions, there … more

$2.1 Billion in Michigan Budget Reforms

… Wage would save public schools and universities alone … on Prisons Public Spending, respectively. We … reductions in general fund spending of nearly $3 billion. … on Prisons Public Spending has long argued that … more
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Budget Reform Ideas for 2015 and Beyond

… government (roads and school construction, for instance). … line item amounts to spending that should be held … community colleges and school districts. Repeal … adapted to reduce state spending by $866 million. … more

All Four Teachers in New Schauer Ad Claiming School Cuts are in Districts Receiving More Money

… from four different school districts who claim … Falsely Believe Education Spending is Down? Advocates of More Education Spending Ignore Billions in … cut funding to public schools. This claim has been … more

Two women have hit the trail trying to get term limits passed in the city of Grand Rapids. Their efforts could be a barometer of public sentiment as some Lansing politicians discuss the merits of eliminating term limits for state lawmakers.

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