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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

Challenging the Rhetoric in the War on Charter Public Schools

Q A with the Democrats pursuing a moratorium on school choice

… additional charter public schools in Michigan. While … companies, but conventional school districts have been spending millions of dollars … per-pupil revenue and spending data. All … more

Union Bullying Members is Shedding Them: Over 500 People Leave Operating Engineers

Another welcoming people has gained them back

… abandon local public school bargaining units for … the Freeloader? MEA Spends More On Benefits Than … away from public school bargaining units that … several of these public school groups as we simply … more

Democrats Call for Moratorium on New Charter Public Schools

Bill would cap school choice

… new charter public schools in Michigan. The gist … appropriately and we won t be spending much time on it. One … new cap on charter schools. Introduction … whose money they are spending, and that the primary … more

10 Facts About Pension Systems in Michigan

Why reform is so vital

… Michigan. 1. The school retirement system (MPSERS) … districts and current employees spend on pensions goes to … Teachers and other school employees are likely … percent of current spending is for the retirement … more

Mackinac Center for Public Policy Director of Education Policy Audrey Spalding describes her latest study on right-to-work law violations in public school contracts and suggests why districts and unions are ignoring the law.

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