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Legal scholar says Attorney General Holder's participation in Wayne State event is 'the height of hypocrisy'
Increasing term limits won't help government transparency.more
Some police agencies oppose the bills, which would require more accountability when property is taken
New Pure Michigan study questions advertising expendituremore
Bipartisan House bill would bring transparency to law enforcement seizing property without criminal charges
All five GOP gov candidates support bill to remove special FOIA exemption for Legislature and governor's office
FOIA is a legitimate accountability toolmore
Although the state of Michigan may offer tax rebates to Hollywood production companies that film in this state, the U.S. military isn't as generous, according to a Department of Defense spokesman.more
Readers of the state of Michigan's various Web sites would be hard pressed to find evidence of one of the more embarrassing incidents to have happened this year to the Granholm administration.
On March 16, Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced in a press-release a series of state tax credits awarded to businesses, including one to a now-infamous company named RASCO. The press release stated the "the new-to-Michigan leader in renewable energy, water and telecommunications sectors" was approved for a $9.1 million tax credit and would create 1,813 new jobs.
The state nixed the deal when it found that RASCO CEO Richard A. Short was a convicted embezzler. The Flint Journal reported that at the same time he was working on the state tax deal, authorities said he was scamming an 86-year-old neighbor with dementia out of thousands of dollars.
The MEDC's official press release has now been revised and has no mention of RASCO.more
The Michigan Department of Education improperly calculated the average public school teacher salary in the state for the last six years, reporting figures significantly lower than what is correct. Corrected figures for the past two years were recently released.more
The way Phil Bellfy sees it, it may not be illegal, but that doesn't make it right.
Bellfy is a Michigan State University professor and vocal critic of an East Lansing Downtown Development Authority deal he says doesn't smell right.more
Michigan Economic Development Corp. very open with predictions of success, growing more secretive with news of failure
Property can be sold to preferred buyers.more