Where is your money being spent? Michigan government won’t always say

Lansing spends large amounts of money in an opaque way Read more

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Pork Friday: Michigan lawmakers gave $300K to a Little League organization

A California nonprofit raked in $950K; a Detroit boxing gym got $500K Read more

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Biden touts unions at nonunion factory in Bay City

SK Siltron in Bay City is not staffed by union labor; Michigan unions down 140K members since 2012 Read more

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Michigan job numbers don’t reflect Whitmer’s hype

25 states have recovered from pandemic job losses — but not Michigan Read more

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John James cautions against China dependency, arbitrary deadlines in transition to EVs

EVs mean a slimmed down auto industry; James says government should not force transition Read more

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What are you thankful for?

Thanksgiving should be an everyday event, not a rare occasion Read more

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In Michigan, the lame duck won’t quack

Republican-controlled Legislature will end its reign with a thin schedule; Whitmer signs nearly 1,000 bills in first term Read more

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Michigan House bill would ban COVID vaccine mandates, but never got a vote

With Democrats taking the gavels in January, it’s unlikely House Bill 4736 will ever pass. Read more

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Okemos schools partner with CRT group for mandatory teacher training

Michigan schools continue to stray from the basics Read more

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Whitmer requests federal aid to reopen Palisades nuclear plant, but Granholm says no

Palisades nuclear plant supplied 15% of Michigan’s clean energy Read more

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Michigan museums and zoos cash in with 2023 state budget

Lawmakers were generous in granting the public’s money to private institutions Read more

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Wind industry strikes against local zoning control in Michigan

After losing big in township votes, turbine companies seek state preemption of local rules Read more

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Freedom is worth fighting for, and being thankful for

The Mackinac Center fights to prevent government encroachment Read more

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U-M should do more to respect due process, civil liberties group says

Even with improved policies involving sexual misconduct allegations, Ann Arbor campus earns only a “C” Read more

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Michigan Democrats go 0-6 in predictions on right-to-work’s economic effects

In the decade of right-to-work in Michigan, dire predictions have not panned out Read more

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Rent control could be coming to Michigan mobile home parks

Six of the eight legislators who endorsed the idea will be in the majority next year Read more

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Fix the Damn Grid

Michigan’s poor energy reliability is the crisis few are talking about Read more

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Michigan vacation towns could face downturn if short-term rentals not legalized statewide

Local bans could affect homeowners’ property rights; Lansing must step in Read more

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Greater Midland Community Center to receive $5M from state

In two years’ time, the Greater Midland Community Center has benefited from nearly $12M in legislative largesse Read more

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Like Whitmer, Biden clings to COVID emergency powers

Michigan Senators Peters and Stabenow voted no on effort to terminate COVID emergency Read more

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Michigan budget includes $40 million for the arts

Edsel Ford House, Grand Rapids, a community center in Midland were among the beneficiaries Read more

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Biden’s student loan forgiveness scheme fails in federal court

A federal judge ruled the plan an unconstitutional exercise of legislative power Read more

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MichiganVotes Monday: Bill would ban water shutoffs for nonpayment

Water suppliers would be forced to restore any prior shutoff, unless it would harm public health to do so. Read more

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2023 in Michigan could see $15 minimum wage, right-to-work repeal

Removing the means test for food stamps is also on the Democrats’ wish list Read more

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Michigan will be less free and more regulated in 2023

Expect water rights to be challenged and homeschools to be regulated Read more

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