Commentary

Fix the Damn Grid

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

Commentary

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

News Story

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

News Story

Like Whitmer, Biden clings to COVID emergency powers

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

News Story

Michigan budget includes $40 million for the arts

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

News Story

Biden’s student loan forgiveness scheme fails in federal court

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

MichiganVotes Mondays

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

Commentary

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

Commentary

Michigan will be less free and more regulated in 2023

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

News Story

Michigan bill would require corporations to report on number of female board members

Will Michigan get in the business of tracking diversity statistics of individual companies? Read more

News Story

Michigan budget delivers $2 million curling center in Traverse City

Traverse City breaks out the brooms for pork project in shuttered Kmart Read more

Commentary

Michigan is a blue state now

In 2023, Democrats will control every aspect of state government Read more

News Story

Michigan Association of School Boards joins coalition against Let MI Kids Learn

Scholarship program is misrepresented as a voucher, but it’s funded by donors Read more

News Story

Education Department: COVID, not policy, caused Michigan’s decline in national rankings

State blames drop in NAEP scores on pandemic, not Whitmer policies Read more

News Bite

Whitmer’s closing argument includes her failure to raise gas taxes, shut down Line 5

If Whitmer had things her way, energy would be more expensive and less reliable in Michigan Read more

News Story

Michigan school districts might face higher costs from union-friendly legislation

Proposal would require districts to pay increased costs even if there is no contract Read more

News Story

Michigan Secretary of State: Votes will be counted within 24 hours

Biden has tried to lower expectations, saying it would take days to count votes Read more

Commentary

Defeat is an orphan: Whitmer abandons COVID nursing home policy, truth

If Whitmer’s nursing home policies saved lives in 2020, why is she walking away from them now? Read more

Commentary

Michigan budget reflects poorly on lawmakers

Too many legislators are either not reading budget bills or condoning the waste of taxpayer money Read more

Analysis

A history lesson on COVID-related school closures in Michigan

Most students in Michigan endured remote instruction for more than the three months Whitmer admits to Read more

News Story

Okemos equity plan includes safe space for the marginalized

Learning loss from school shutdowns will cost about $5M to remedy, but the district focuses on a social agenda Read more

News Story

Mackinac Center: Landlord-tenant rule affects substantive rights of landlords

In effect, local health orders could ban evictions, the Center warns in a public comment on proposed Michigan court rule Read more

News Story

Teachers union spends $1M on Michigan governor’s race

Teachers unions dish out cash for Whitmer and school board candidates; media is critical of conservatives who do the same Read more

MichiganVotes Mondays

Bill would mandate panic buttons at Michigan schools

MichiganVotes Monday kicks off with a look at a school safety bill Read more

News Bite

Halloween 2020 in Michigan: Hold a virtual party, only go to houses following COVID protocols

Halloween 2020 was a spooky time in Michigan. The state suggested 28 guidelines; all but two were COVID-related Read more

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