Analysis

What is a recession?

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

News Story

Teachers wanted: Alpena schools recruit parents, community members to lead classrooms

If school system can't fill 19 jobs, return to remote learning is possible Read more

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East China school board removes public commenter from meeting

‘In light of the serious nature of these allegations,’ board will investigate its policies, president tells CapCon Read more

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Vaccine passports vs fake urine: A tale of two bills

Do the people of Michigan need a lobbyist? Read more

Analysis

Ten other numbers to know about the Michigan budget

Gov. Whitmer’s ‘10 most important budget numbers’ left out a few items Read more

News Story

Flint school district requires masks for fall classes, then changes course

Masks are now merely recommended, not required, in the district that gave every employee a $22K COVID bonus Read more

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Why did a Republican candidate for governor take $250K in matching funds?

Small-government conservative Garrett Soldano made an odd choice in taking public funds for his campaign Read more

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CON laws halt the building of Oxford hospital

Average travel time to a hospital is 25 minutes in Oxford Township Read more

Commentary

Should bipartisanship be celebrated in Michigan?

Gov. Whitmer touts signing of 900th law. Why is this a good thing? Read more

Commentary

Michigan still has 30 emergency powers laws on the books

Reforming these laws and placing guardrails on all emergency powers in Michigan is crucial Read more

News Bite

Detroit should scrap city ID program, after 2-year break, data leak

Rather than bring program in-house, Detroit should partner with Secretary of State to help Detroiters get IDs Read more

Letters

Letter: Michigan does not need extended term limits

Nor should government service result in a lifetime gravy train of taxpayer-funded benefits Read more

Analysis

Multi-vaccinated Biden gets COVID; had claimed vaccinations prevent infection

Overheated claims and the heavy hand of government have created public distrust Read more

News Story

Consumers Energy touts electric vehicle progress, but plan is questionable

Ambitious plan to go carbon neutral is unrealistic Read more

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Mackinac Center, ABC sue over prevailing wage standard

Revival of prevailing wage standard was government-by-press release Read more

News Story

Michigan gives Ford $100 million for EV jobs, then Ford cuts 8,000 jobs to fund EVs

In June, lawmakers sent Ford $100 million; in July, reports of mass layoffs Read more

News Story

East China school board selects new member in private, out of public view

Candidates were spirited out of emergency exits, parent says Read more

News Bite

Faulty assumptions led to $2.3 billion catch-up on Michigan school pensions

Michigan has a history of underfunding the system but might now make extra debt payments Read more

News Story

Michigan slips in CNBC business ranking

Great Lakes State is now 16th best for business, down from 11th in 2021 Read more

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If not for Whitmer's veto, Michigan would already have tax relief

Whitmer says she's 'hopeful' for tax relief, but has vetoed multiple tax cuts. Read more

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Warning: Free association above free speech

Five private schools receive warning rating from FIRE Read more

News Story

Good news and bad news on the Michigan budget

Spending is unsustainably high, but Michigan also has a $7B surplus Read more

News Bite

In Kalamazoo, budding bureaucracy accompanies pot industry

In the world of government, today's coordinator is tomorrow's department Read more

News Bite

State of Michigan plays peek-a-boo, redacting publicly available document

Now you see them, now you don't Read more

News Bite

In Wayne County, training on how to survive a traffic stop

There is no such thing as a routine traffic stop. But there could be. Read more

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