Michigan bill would ban cellphones on school buses, in class

House Bill 6171 would require every Michigan school district to ban cellphones. Why? Read more

Commentary

WEF comes to Michigan, but who will go to Davos?

Who will Michigan send to Davos, and what will they bring back? Read more

Commentary

EVs and solar panels have moral and environmental trade-offs, too

Slave labor and dirty environmental practices make green energy far from clean Read more

Analysis

The move toward ESG investing is not the free market at work

Government tilts the scale toward the alternative approach toward investing Read more

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Have gun, will audit: With 87K new IRS agents, how many will be armed?

Among the duties of an IRS criminal investigation special agent: ‘Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary’ Read more

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Sen. Stabenow slams Big Pharma, Big Oil, but takes their donations

Over the decades, the companies Stabenow blames for high prices have been big-dollar donors to her campaigns Read more

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Michigan charter schools allege sneak attack, sue feds over grants

Lawsuit claims U.S. Education Department is trying to lessen charter schools’ access to grant monies, not facilitate it Read more

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With 87K new IRS agents, middle class can expect more audits

Joint Committee on Taxation says nearly 60% of the new taxes will come from people making $50K or less Read more

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Lenawee County commissioner listed himself as beneficiary in Phoenix Project

Publicly, David Stimpson said he wouldn't benefit. But in documents to the feds, he listed his companies as beneficiaries Read more

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Two years later, Michigan has 125K fewer jobs than it did before lockdowns

1 in 3 Michigan businesses faced a government-mandated closure in 2020 Read more

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Students at Michigan colleges receive varying state support

UM-Ann Arbor gets $13,000 per in-state student; Oakland University gets about $10,000 less Read more

Commentary

Are Michigan’s corporate giveaways masking the state’s real problem?

Why do Michigan’s biggest companies require state subsidies to expand here? Read more

Commentary

Michigan government lacking in transparency

The Mackinac Center supports the right of the people to know what their governments are doing Read more

News Story

Grand Blanc schools: Cameras in classrooms would violate student privacy

School cellphone policies will be more strictly enforced as parents call for more classroom access Read more

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Voters approve $30M in debt for Holland broadband proposal

Past public internet projects have left taxpayers on the hook Read more

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CPAC scorecard: Michigan lawmakers least conservative in Midwest

How do your lawmakers rate? Read more

Analysis

What you need to know about ESG

The road to hell is paved with bad investments Read more

News Story

Whitmer admits: 25,000 auto jobs in Michigan were projected, not created

Whitmer’s claim of 25,000 new auto jobs has been fact-checked and found wanting, by a multitude of sources Read more

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State Board of Education member resigns, leaves Michigan

When people who know Michigan's educational offerings best decide their future is elsewhere, we should be concerned Read more

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Farmington schools consultant sees problems with strong family structure

‘Systemic familialism’ is the name for the privilege held by people with intact families Read more

Commentary

Why run for Michigan governor? Whitmer, and worries for the future

Whitmer is the reason her challengers ran, not a deterrent Read more

Commentary

How free are we really?

Nine hundred new laws are too many Read more

Letters

Jaye: Triple-dippers are draining governments in Michigan

Michigan offers ‘golden handcuffs’ to longtime workers who want to retire, denying opportunities for advancement to younger ones Read more

News Story

Bill would ban sanctuary cities in Michigan

Government officials in knowing violation of law could face fines up to $7,500 Read more

Analysis

What is a recession?

Facing the dictionary definition of a recession, President Biden tries to change it Read more

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