Michigan Taxpayers Don’t Need to Spend Another $4 Billion Annually on Infrastructure

A recent report put out by a governor-appointed commission doesn't say what the media proclaims. … more

Give Michigan Drivers Relief from High Auto Insurance Premiums

A new legislative session kicked off in January, and once again, there’s talk in Lansing about reforming auto insurance in Michigan. … more

Baldwin High School Beats the Odds

Baldwin is the smallest of the state’s eight “promise zones” that offer a combination of public and private scholarship funds for every local high school graduate who attends a Michigan college or university.  … more

Union Rules: Ineffective Teacher's Raise is 4x That Of 'Teacher Of The Year'

In school districts across the state like Grand Rapids, teachers rated as "ineffective" can be rewarded more financially than a teacher-of-the-year. … more

A Glimmer of Hope for Job-Seeking Ex-Offenders

A new proposal from the Michigan House of Representatives would allow the Michigan Department of Corrections to hire ex-offenders. … more

How We Use FOIA to Hold Government Accountable

March 12-18 is “Sunshine Week,” a national event celebrating “your right to know” information about your government.  … more

Best Teachers Take Pay Cut In This Big Michigan School District

At Warren Consolidated Area Schools, two "teachers of the year" took pay cuts. The district rated just one of its 800 teachers as "highly effective."  … more

Michigan Legislators Don’t Receive Pensions

State policymakers and their staff do not receive pensions or health care once out of office. … more

The Best-Paying Public School Districts In Michigan

Every year, the Michigan Department of Education releases data that lists the top paying school districts in Michigan. … more

Some Small Tax Breaks, But Total State Tax Collections Rise Faster

The state projects its revenue will increase by much more than would have been lost by giving taxpayers some tax relief. … more

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