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In Detroit schools, nothing succeeds like failure

Conventional schools get more money to do worse, while charter schools do better with less Read more

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What Michigan could lose with National Popular Vote

Beware efforts to turn features of our constitutional system into bugs Read more

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Don’t redirect pension funds

Lawmakers should be wary about lowering pension debt payments Read more

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EVs force technology on drivers

Mass adoption of the EV will create a world more hostile to cash Read more

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Michigan’s school funding amendment is a harmful relic

Anti-Catholic 1970 law holds students back while other states get ahead Read more

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Dickson: Why are we building electrified roads?

The real endgame is not roads that charge cars. Those are meant to draw car-buyers in Read more

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Governments cite debunked ALICE study to justify welfare spending

United Way’s methodology miscalculates and overstates poverty Read more

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How will a Michigan homeschool registry make students safer?

Politicians who advocate the idea will not answer the question Read more

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Whitmer ignores taxpayer in school lunch pitch

State of the State speech gives credit to politicians, not the public, for funding 2.8 million school lunches daily Read more

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Bring back the public benefit

If Whitmer is cutting our costs, why are we all paying more? Read more

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The simple truth that Michigan’s population council can’t tell

Want to make Michigan competitive? Let people keep their money and send less of it to Lansing Read more

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Michigan lawmaker admits: Free lunch is taxpayer-funded

Universal school lunch is a bill footed by taxpayers, not a gift given by politicians Read more

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An invitation to help CapCon find the news

Michigan Capitol Confidential is going local in 2024 Read more

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Whitmer’s population council shoots blanks

Growing Michigan Together report long on groupthink, short on ideas for growing state population Read more

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Taxes matter to Michigan’s population growth

Growth officer and council should take note Read more

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Why you should never believe corporate welfare promises

Planners’ forecast for Ford plant was comically wrong; will anybody be held to account? Read more

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Michigan lawmaker calls for homeschool registry

Foster care is already regulated by the state Read more

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Blaming homeschoolers for foster abuse is a dodge

The state has better tools to protect children and should not be targeting families Read more

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Electric vehicles scar the environment

Moving around energy costs harms the earth more than you know Read more

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Growing Michigan Together Council omits energy transition

If Michigan’s energy transition is the path to prosperity, why doesn’t Whitmer’s advisory board say so? Read more

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Selective subsidies are a losing strategy for Michigan

Corporate welfare does not fuel high-growth states and is not the answer for Michigan Read more

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The missteps of the Michigan Legislature were many in 2023

Forced unionization, pork, and corporate welfare are the story of first half of the 102nd Legislature Read more

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In Michigan, central planning is not the path to freedom

If you disagree with elected officials, there is a process for that. Not so much for bureaucrats. Read more

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Hill Harper and the problem of financial disclosure in Michigan

Feds have teeth to police incomplete financial disclosures; under bills headed to Whitmer’s desk, Michigan does not Read more

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Is democracy too messy in Michigan?

While voters speak up in Oakland and Mecosta County, Lansing lawmakers dismantle local control Read more

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