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First Year Teachers Not Making Enough $$$? Talk to the Unions

New Michigan public schools superintendent Brian Whiston has said that he thinks teachers need to make more money, especially the one just starting out. But its the teachers' unions that prevent quality young teachers from starting anywhere but the bottom of the payscale. … more

State Lawmakers Compared to 'Plantation Owners' For Trying to Keep University Tuition Down

Jack Lessenberry, a columnist for National Public Radio's Michigan affiliate, compares state universities to slaves and state lawmakers to plantation owners in a dispute over student tuition hikes. … more

Poor Ol' Peter and Poor Ol' Paul Are Expected to Get a $1.6 Billion Windfall in Tax Revenues

MLive Columnist Tim Skubick appears to have forgotten that the state projects it will be getting a whole lot more money in tax revenue the next two years. … more

Lone Democrat Votes Against Party Line on Film Subsidies

State Rep. Rose Mary Robinson said she would vote against the state's film subsidies. She followed through and by doing so stood against every other Democrat. … more

Profane, Insulting Math Teacher Flunks Math On School Funding

A Michigan Education Association union teacher told another teacher who he disagreed with to "Go to hell" in a letter posted on a union-backed website. The profane teacher also made claims of the state legislature defunding education. He's wrong. … more

School District's 'Comparatively Low' Administrative Costs Not Really That Low

A school official at Warren Consolidated Schools says it has "comparatively low" administrative costs. But not if you compare it to other school districts in that county. … more

Every Corporate Welfare Incentive Means New Jobs, Except for Most of Them

The state's corporate welfare agency claims that every tax incentive they hand out creates new jobs. Except, most of the jobs never happen. … more

Would Ford Leave Michigan if Not for a Handout from the State?

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation wants to take credit for stopping the Ford Motor Co. from taking every one of its estimated 40,000 jobs in the state and leaving over two tax credits. … more

That's One Mighty Big Bucket of $$$

A public policy expert says eliminating the state's Earned Income Tax Credit and using that money for roads is akin to filling up the Grand Canyon with a bucket. That's a bucket of cash large enough to hold Lake Erie. … more

Report: It Would Take Three Years to Read All the Federal Government's Rules

The government's rules and regulations are in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is 103 million words. A report states it would take 5,727 hours to read it all.  … more

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