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What Happened in Five Days?

In a TV interview, State Rep. Rose Mary Robinson said she didn't support the state's film tax credits. But five days later, she voted for it. … more

Budget Cut to the Bone? It's Increased by $5 Billion the Last Three Years

The president of the largest teachers union is trying to get a $2 billion tax hike approved by saying the budget has been cut to the bone. Actually, it's increased by nearly $5 billion in the past three years. … more

State Film Incentives are the Real 'President Business' Villain

The Lego Movie is being criticized for an anti-business theme with 'President Business' cast as an evil tyrant. But even 'President Business' didn't have taxpayers subsidize a movie company that had nearly $3 billion in profits in 2014. … more

Transit: So Popular it Needs to be Subsidized

As much as 80 to 90 percent of of the total cost of public transportation is picked up by taxpayers. Can we afford for it to get any more popular? … more

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Sound Like 'Em

There are several Detroit Public Schools that sound a lot like charter schools but don't perform like their competitors. See: Medicine and Community Health Academy at Cody (That's a DPS school.) … more

Mitch Albom's 'Single-Industry' Blunder

Sports columnist and radio personality Mitch Albom got it wrong when talking about the state's economy in a recent column. … more

Partisan Left's Corporate Welfare Position Depends on Which Party Holds Office

The liberal Eclectablog blames the GOP for the consequences of the policies of former Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm. … more

The State Department of Education's Puzzling Stance on Student Wealth

The Michigan Department of Education acknowledges that poor nutrition can impact academic performance. But the MDE refuses to incorporate a student's socioeconomic background into its own academic rankings of schools. … more

Hey! Is that Brad Pitt in the Frozen Food Aisle?

Did anyone actually ever see Brad Pitt in their grocery? Was it worth half a billion dollars? … more

Everything You Need to Know, Except the Cost

The May 5 ballot proposal would generate $2 billion in taxes if approved by voters. MLive failed to mention the total cost in its "Everything You Need To Know" analysis of the proposed tax hike. … more

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