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No, toll roads are not the answer in Michigan

Michigan will spend $4 billion on roads this year. It does not need to tap taxpayers for more money. Read more

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What Whitmer said in Davos

Whitmer says America has done itself a disservice by focusing on college degrees Read more

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Stabenow maskless as she speaks to masked Ann Arbor students

Local Tuesday: 17-year-old students masked as 72-year-old senator goes unmasked during high school speech Read more

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Nearly half of Michigan’s congressional delegation has overstayed its term limits

Washington Wednesday: Seven of Michigan’s 15 representatives in Washington have ignored “voluntary” term limits, as laid out in the Michigan Constitution Read more

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Dingell anti-drunk driving effort shows how sausage is made in Washington

Washington Wednesday: When a standalone four-page bill stalled twice, Dingell attached it to a 1,039-page infrastructure bill Read more

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Whitmer signs $5M/year QLine subsidy through 2039

Republicans, in large numbers, championed and supported the subsidy for little-used Detroit train Read more

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Michigan lawmakers are likely to keep taxing pensions

Raising the tax deduction for seniors is different from eliminating the pension tax, but don’t expect lawmakers to explain that Read more

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In last agenda item of year, Oakland County Commissioners gave themselves a raise

“If you want quality, you’ve got to pay for it,” commissioner said before voting yes Read more

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Michigan bill demands 100% transition to green energy by 2035

Renewables only account for 11% of Michigan’s energy today, so how could they make up the rest by 2035? Read more

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Pork Friday: Lawmakers give grants but are unwilling to explain them

Elected officials, grant recipients, are silent on the taxpayer funds. Read more

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In 2012, Michigan voters rejected a ban on right-to-work

Nearly 60% of Michigan voters rejected the attempted constitutional amendment, and Gov. Snyder signed the right-to-work law a month later Read more

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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

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Michigan had the worst COVID lockdowns, yet more deaths than other states

Gov. Whitmer shut down the economy and schools more than Indiana, Ohio or Wisconsin Read more

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No, putting power lines underground is not the answer in Michigan

One trade group found that undergrounding is too costly in hurricane zones, let alone Michigan Read more

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UP energy costs are high; without Line 5, they would be unaffordable

Michigan will grant $120 million in home heating credits this year Read more

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Your credit card has been cancelled

ESG standards have left some businesses, individuals, without banking services Read more

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For Rochester schools’ diversity vendors, equity is good business

FOIA lawsuit against Rochester Community Schools has yielded a list of authors, but requested classroom materials denied so far Read more

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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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What you need to know about ESG

The road to hell is paved with bad investments Read more

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What is a recession?

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

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Ten other numbers to know about the Michigan budget

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

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

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

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Publication Decries Inadequate State Park Resources, But Ignores Major Revenue Streams

Recent changes will see nearly $1 billion earmarked to parks in coming years Read more

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Michigan’s Teacher Pension Fund Earned Just 5.3% Last Year

401(k) investors in a Vanguard stock-and-bond index fund did better Read more

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These Parents And Children Looking For Alternatives After Virtual Instruction Failed Them

Schools’ poor pandemic performance has changed their relationship with parents and the public Read more

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