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Is more money the answer to learning loss in Michigan?

Education-Trust Midwest report recommends schools get double the money for low-income students. But Michigan schools have struggled to translate more money into better outcomes. Read more

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The supremacy clause: Michigan Constitution below federal counterpart in legal hierarchy

On matters left to the state, Michigan Constitution is the supreme law. In areas Congress can legislate, federal law holds. Read more

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The feds can’t find the Supreme Court leaker. You think they can fix climate change?

Government is not in the problem-solving business. It can’t even plug leaks. Read more

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Hohman on EITC: Don’t call it a tax cut

Redistribution of other people’s money is not a “tax cut,” and the Michigan media should stop saying so Read more

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Don’t California my Michigan

Whether it’s language police from the West Coast or drag queen story time for kids from the East Coast, coastal influences are pulling Michigan in a bad direction Read more

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CapCon’s Michigan Constitution Project: What we hope to achieve

In 2023, Michigan Capitol Confidential will study the state constitution Read more

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Whitmer to speak at World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos

Whitmer will do Jan. 17 discussion on the return of manufacturing Read more

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Stabenow will retire after four terms, but should’ve been term-limited to two

U.S. Supreme Court overruled Michigan Constitution; law says congressional delegation should “voluntarily” follow term limits, but nobody does Read more

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The supreme law: Getting to know Michigan’s Constitution

CapCon series will equip Michigan residents with the knowledge to hold lawmakers and bureaucrats accountable Read more

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Hohman: Is a tax hike coming in Michigan in 2023?

In Michigan, state government does not need more revenue, but will Lansing come for taxpayer money anyway? Read more

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Michigan health officials broke public trust with pandemic response

Public health officials never admitted their shortcomings. Instead, they blamed the public for not following orders. Read more

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Stabenow should set aside, not donate, FTX funds

Stabenow says she will donate donations from Samuel Bankman-Fried to a local charity. They should instead be set aside for victims Read more

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Survey of parents, alumni, allowed multiple votes on question of removing Ben Carson’s name from a Detroit high school

There were no safeguards to stop people from taking the survey more than once, district admits Read more

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There are no free rides — Michigan taxpayers will subsidize the QLine through 2039

Republicans helped pass a subsidy for a train that has a fraction of the ridership it would need to sustain itself Read more

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FOIA exemptions for Michigan governor, lawmakers breed distrust

Transparency demands that FOIA apply to the governor and the legislature Read more

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Proposed Michigan court rules would hurt renters in the long run

Landlords warn of ‘voluntary payment system;’ eviction diversion prolongs the inevitable Read more

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Where is your money being spent? Michigan government won’t always say

Lansing spends large amounts of money in an opaque way Read more

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What are you thankful for?

Thanksgiving should be an everyday event, not a rare occasion Read more

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Freedom is worth fighting for, and being thankful for

The Mackinac Center fights to prevent government encroachment Read more

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Michigan Democrats go 0-6 in predictions on right-to-work’s economic effects

In the decade of right-to-work in Michigan, dire predictions have not panned out Read more

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Fix the Damn Grid

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

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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

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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

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Michigan will be less free and more regulated in 2023

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

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Michigan is a blue state now

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

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