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Wayne County Pensions Underwater; Union Sues To Preserve ‘13th Check’

‘A ridiculous practice’; pension fund is 43 percent short of amount needed to pay regular benefits Read more

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Teachers Union Insurer Sells Coverage For Some Nonunion Staff, But Not These Two

‘They are making an example out of us’ Read more


Utility’s Plan To Replace Coal With Solar Passes Regulatory Hurdle

Regulators advance it a step, but cost and reliability concerns remain Read more


Michigan Needs to Rethink How it Does Economic Development

Many companies pursue projects the right way Read more

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Lobbyist Cites Yesteryear’s News To Urge More State Money For Cities

Uses figures from state’s ‘lost decade’; ‘Name a thing Michigan wasn’t worst at’ then Read more

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Detroit School District’s Deficit Spending Margin Getting Tighter

Factors preventing overspending in 2017 apply less, and new pressures are tightening Read more


Company Turns Down Taxpayer Subsidies

Most jobs are created without state support Read more

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Advocates Of Green-Themed Spending Program Say It Boosts Economy

‘But studying butterflies and dragonflies ... has no direct impact on property values,’ says critic Read more

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Latest Criticism of Charter Schools Ignores (Again) Key Data

Comparisons dismiss the greater obstacles poor kids must overcome to do well in school Read more

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Happy New (Fiscal) Year; State Spending Up But Not By Much

Inflation-adjusted figures show Snyder mostly held the line on spending Read more

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