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Granholm Touted Failed Companies in Bid for Federal Energy Job

The latest batch of WikiLeaks emails included a leaked 2008 dispatch from then Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm promoting herself as a candidate for President Barack Obama’s secretary of energy. Her resume, as it turns out, wasn't so impressive. … more

Michigan Spends Hundreds of Millions Supporting Private Schools

The state of Michigan gives millions of dollars to private schools in various manners. … more

State Takes Minnow-Bite From City’s Budget, Lobbyist Cries 'Shark'

Cities across the state are getting more money but focusing on one area where they received a reduction. That paints a false picture of overall city finances. … more

Progress Michigan Hits Road With False School 'Cuts' Claims

The left-progressive Progress Michigan launched a campaign that claims public schools are getting fewer state dollars. That's not true. … more

Note to Hillary Clinton: Right-to-Work Laws Are Very Popular

Hillary Clinton wondered why she's not leading more in the polls. Attacking a popular law won't get her there. … more

We Verify Teachers Union Pay Claims, You Choose Whether to Trust Them

Union officials just can't see to be accurate when discussing teacher compensation. … more

Union Claims Experienced Teachers Make Less Than $30K - They Don't

The Michigan Education Association has a history of misstating facts. It did it again involving Benton Harbor teachers and their salaries. … more

Michigan Class Sizes Hard to Find, So Public Radio Reports Opinions

“What is the average class size in Michigan's schools?” Get the data, not opinions. … more

Wild West: What Education Establishment Calls Parents Choosing Their Kids’ School

“The Wild West” has become the unsubstantiated, clichéd battle cry of anti-charter school interests in Michigan since the state repealed an artificial cap on their number in 2011. … more

Troubling Lack of Student Test Progress Deserves Candor, Not Spin

The most recent test results of the statewide assessments for Michigan public school students is cause for concern, not celebration. … more

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Jim Riley got his own fiscal house in order so he could retire. Now he wonders why his city government can’t do the same for their employees, and taxpayers who could end with huge bills from the unfunded retirement liabilities.

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