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Michigan bill would ban cellphones on school buses, in class

House Bill 6171 would require every Michigan school district to ban cellphones. Why? Read more

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Michigan charter schools allege sneak attack, sue feds over grants

Lawsuit claims U.S. Education Department is trying to lessen charter schools’ access to grant monies, not facilitate it Read more

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With 87K new IRS agents, middle class can expect more audits

Joint Committee on Taxation says nearly 60% of the new taxes will come from people making $50K or less Read more

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Lenawee County commissioner listed himself as beneficiary in Phoenix Project

Publicly, David Stimpson said he wouldn't benefit. But in documents to the feds, he listed his companies as beneficiaries Read more

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Two years later, Michigan has 125K fewer jobs than it did before lockdowns

1 in 3 Michigan businesses faced a government-mandated closure in 2020 Read more

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Students at Michigan colleges receive varying state support

UM-Ann Arbor gets $13,000 per in-state student; Oakland University gets about $10,000 less Read more

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Grand Blanc schools: Cameras in classrooms would violate student privacy

School cellphone policies will be more strictly enforced as parents call for more classroom access Read more

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Voters approve $30M in debt for Holland broadband proposal

Past public internet projects have left taxpayers on the hook Read more

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Whitmer admits: 25,000 auto jobs in Michigan were projected, not created

Whitmer’s claim of 25,000 new auto jobs has been fact-checked and found wanting, by a multitude of sources Read more

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Bill would ban sanctuary cities in Michigan

Government officials in knowing violation of law could face fines up to $7,500 Read more

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Teachers wanted: Alpena schools recruit parents, community members to lead classrooms

If school system can't fill 19 jobs, return to remote learning is possible Read more

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East China school board removes public commenter from meeting

‘In light of the serious nature of these allegations,’ board will investigate its policies, president tells CapCon Read more

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Vaccine passports vs fake urine: A tale of two bills

Do the people of Michigan need a lobbyist? Read more

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Flint school district requires masks for fall classes, then changes course

Masks are now merely recommended, not required, in the district that gave every employee a $22K COVID bonus Read more

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CON laws halt the building of Oxford hospital

Average travel time to a hospital is 25 minutes in Oxford Township Read more

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Consumers Energy touts electric vehicle progress, but plan is questionable

Ambitious plan to go carbon neutral is unrealistic Read more

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Mackinac Center, ABC sue over prevailing wage standard

Revival of prevailing wage standard was government-by-press release Read more

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Michigan gives Ford $100 million for EV jobs, then Ford cuts 8,000 jobs to fund EVs

In June, lawmakers sent Ford $100 million; in July, reports of mass layoffs Read more

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East China school board selects new member in private, out of public view

Candidates were spirited out of emergency exits, parent says Read more

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Michigan slips in CNBC business ranking

Great Lakes State is now 16th best for business, down from 11th in 2021 Read more

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Warning: Free association above free speech

Five private schools receive warning rating from FIRE Read more

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Good news and bad news on the Michigan budget

Spending is unsustainably high, but Michigan also has a $7B surplus Read more

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Yellow Light: 13 Michigan schools have ambiguous speech policies

‘Yellow light’ policies ‘too easily encourage administrative abuse, arbitrary application’ Read more

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Red Light: Seven Michigan colleges substantially restrict free speech

FIRE report evaluates policies on harassment, internet use and postings Read more

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South Haven battle on short-term rentals pits property rights against community

West Michigan city is popular among visitors, to the chagrin of its leadership Read more

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