Some Budget Ideas for 2017

The Snyder administration is working on the governor’s next State of the State speech and budget presentation.  … more

How Education Secretary DeVos Could Help Michigan Advance Choice

Betsy DeVos has already been the subject of much media scrutiny as a result of her nomination to be the next U.S. secretary of education.  … more

Had Hillary Won, Granholm And Not DeVos Would Be Prepping for Confirmation

A new report suggests that former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm would have been a top candidate for secretary of education in Hillary Clinton’s cabinet had the Democratic nominee won the presidential election. … more

The Law's the Law - Except When It Says Great Teachers Get Merit Pay

In Michigan, highly effective teachers are supposed to have merit pay by law as a way to boost their compensation. … more

Kentucky Becomes Nation’s 27th Right-to-Work State

Kentucky should expect an improved economy and higher wages after becoming a right-to-work state. … more

Where the Money from Higher Transportation Taxes Goes

What if the Legislature and governor hike gas and vehicle registration taxes to fix the roads, but then hardly any extra money goes to fix the roads? … more

Number Getting Unemployment Checks Lowest In At Least 30 Years In Michigan

The number of people receiving unemployment checks in Michigan reached at least a 30-year low this past October. … more

Harvard Study Says Michigan Elections Less Democratic Than Cuba, North Korea, Iran

A former head of the Federal Elections Commission says an academic study on elections that recently made national news is “absurd” and subjective. … more

Now People Won't Have to Pay a Bond to Recover Their Stuff from Police

Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Jan. 3 that bans a cash bond requirement in civil asset forfeiture proceedings. … more

A Salute to Thomas Sowell

The 86-year-old Thomas Sowell grew up in a low-income household in Harlem. Despite growing up in poverty, he was able to get a good education. … 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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