For the Record

Trust Parents or Political Appointees to Choose Best School for Kids?

When it comes to having the best information about what is right for children’s education, there is no substitute for their parents. … more

No Conspiracy Behind Cheap Gas Prices, Just Good Old Supply and Demand

In some places in Michigan last week, unleaded gas was under $2 a gallon. The last time a gallon of gas cost $3 or more in Michigan was in November 2014. … more

Party In Crony Capitalism Revolt Holds Convention at Government-Owned Hotel

As Republican Party delegates head to Cleveland to nominate a presidential candidate, most are probably unaware that the convention is being hosted by a taxpayer-funded hotel. … more

Mark Ruffalo Wants Government to Defund the Police — But Fund His Films

Actor Mark Ruffalo has lobbied for tax handouts for his films, but has a problem with giving tax money to police departments. … more

Sorry Mr. Dem House Leader, Still Not Entitled to Your Own Facts

House Minority Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) has a history of promoting false or inaccurate claims in the ongoing debates on public education. He did it again. … more

School Funding Is Complicated: One Part Goes Down But Total Goes Up

How much money public schools get in Michigan isn't necessarily tied to which party is in control. … more

More Mythical School Funding Cuts Reported

East Detroit Schools’ “deficit” problem had nothing to do with property tax receipts. … more

School Budgets Stressed Alright — But Not From Mythical State 'Cuts'

Utica Community Schools required contributions to the public school employees pension system rose from $24.4 million in 2013 to $46.8 million in 2015. … more

Not So Fast ... Dems Don't Get That School Spending is Up

House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel of Auburn Hills keeps claiming school spending is down. He hasn't been right yet. … more

You're Wrong, Senator: Many Detroit Teachers Do Earn More Than You

Politicians’ references to teacher pay almost always warrant a closer look. … more

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Ted Nelson is a retired Michigan State Police officer who trained police departments throughout the state on civil asset forfeiture. He believes the practice has been misused and needs to change.

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