Deep-Pocketed Michigan Foundations Fund News Outlets

Big-money foundations are bankrolling media to cover their activism Read more

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Does Michigan Impose Unconstitutional Fees On Criminal Defendants?

State Supreme Court to rule on fees in criminal cases Read more

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Just A Reminder Of The Growing State Budget

Tax cuts cost much less than recent budget increases Read more

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State Dems Want Public Education To Do And Spend More

Universal preschool programs could cost taxpayers $826.5 million Read more

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Comparing Michigan’s Largest Counties on Civil Asset Forfeiture

Oakland and Wayne counties are worlds apart when it comes to protecting property rights Read more

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Kent County Agency Wants 10 Years To Fill Open Records Law Request

Agency says it will cost $241,000 Read more

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Accessing Better Detroit Schools Out of Reach for Some

Transportation scholarships could help level playing field Read more

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Madonna Helps Charter School Detroit Tried To Block

She’s in for $100,000 as effort underway to renovate abandoned Detroit school Read more

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Bail Reform Effort in Michigan: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Why pretrial policy should matter to everyone Read more

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Michigan Schools And Families Were Hurt By 800,000 Lost Jobs

Public school establishment complaining about cuts that happened 10 years ago Read more

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Detroit Public Schools Fails To Respond To Overdue Open Records Request

It’s the law Read more

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Who's Moving Up In Next Year's Michigan Legislature

Party breakdowns, and who's new in Senate Read more

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Teachers Union Could Face Millions In Clawback Payments To Workers

Federal class-action lawsuit contends compulsory fee payments violated government workers' free speech Read more

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Legislature Makes Strong Pro-Israel Statement, U-M Goes Other Way

Broad bipartisan majorities approved anti-boycott contracting law; U-M hosted Israel boycott conference Read more

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Farm Lobby Says 1 In 6 State Jobs Due To Ag; Economists Call ‘Manure’

Federal statistics classify 1.1 percent of Michigan jobs as farmers or farm workers Read more

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Forcing Accountants to Stay in College Doesn’t Make Them Better CPAs

And the rest of us are paying for it Read more

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Teacher Politicizes Colleagues On Underfunding, Own School’s Funding Up

Look for the union narrative Read more

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School Funding Truth A Casualty Of Michigan Political Campaigns

‘Cuts to school budgets’ largely a political myth here Read more

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Helping More Michigan Students Learn to Read

Campaign promises are likely not enough Read more

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Campaign Season, And More Taxpayer-Funded Tax-Hike Electioneering

This time it’s Schoolcraft College advocating with public resources Read more

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Obama EPA’s U.P. Road Block May Be Heading To U.S. Supreme Court

It’s really about a mine Read more

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Charter Schools ‘Unregulated?’ Only If You Ignore All Those Rules

New York nonprofit gets the anti-charter buzzwords right, misses the real story Read more

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Ann Arbor Locking Up The Birds - Bird Scooters, That is

College towns nationwide trying to decide: Go with the flow or say ‘No’ Read more

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Cities and Suburbs Should Grow Together

The fastest growing areas gain residents in both cities and suburbs Read more

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Little Guy Faces Jail For Scalping A Ticket, Corporations Do It Every Day

House-passed bill would level the playing field in Michigan Read more

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‘The 74’ Repeats Anti-Charter School Rhetoric, Misses On Facts

Researchers praised Detroit charters, website translates that as ‘profiteering’ and no improvement Read more

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Let Markets and Innovation Drive Energy Efficiency

It matters how we get there Read more

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Wayne County Took Cars From 380 People Never Charged With A Crime

2017 was ‘civil asset forfeiture on steroids’ in Detroit Read more

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Union Neglected School Custodians —Until It Sued Them For Back Dues

14-member unit says MEA was AWOL for them Read more

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Numbers On State Unemployment Down 90 Percent From 2009

With fewer needing benefits, Michigan sets a new low Read more

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Money and Justice in West Michigan

Ottawa County prepares programs to improve both funding and offender success Read more

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Will Michigan Follow California’s Lead In Redistricting?

Voters will decide who should draw political districts Read more

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The State Budget is Larger Than $10 Billion

State can afford to spend more on roads and cut taxes Read more

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Media Praises Hardworking Detroit Teacher, But Ignores Key Fact:

Her school is among Michigan's very worst Read more

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Citing State Regulatory Burdens, Man Closes Small Business

‘Navigating an unreliable system is despair-inducing’ Read more

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Regulator: Utility Could Improve On Being Open And Transparent

Key industry stakeholders no-shows at meetings on utility’s power source overhaul Read more

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Low-Income School Districts In Michigan Get More Money, Not Less

But public education and welfare establishments keep claiming otherwise Read more

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Snyder’s 8 Years Get ‘B’ On DC Think Tank’s Fiscal Report Card

Business tax and pension reform helped his grade, gas tax hike did not Read more

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Who Pays If 17-Year-Old Offenders No Longer Jailed With Adults?

Juvenile justice programs cost more than adult prisons Read more

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Unintended Consequences When Employers Can’t Ask About Felonies

Study finds in some labor markets ‘Ban the Box’ lowers young black and Hispanic men’s prospects Read more

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Nearly 1,000 People Not Charged or Found Not Guilty Lost Their Property Through Forfeiture

Even if you aren’t convicted of a crime, you may lose your home Read more

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Granholm: Income Tax Would Be Lower If GOP Left It Alone

Republicans repealed scheduled reductions in former Democratic governor’s 2007 tax hike Read more

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Don't Put Faith in Class-Size Reduction

Research shows little academic benefit for immense cost Read more

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Did This Teachers Union Call For Pay Cuts?

Teachers union alleges that teachers in Finland are paid more; they aren't Read more

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Township Hits Brothers With Fine For Removing Trees

Wayne County property owners could face $450,000 fine Read more

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More Tax-And-Spend For Michigan Roads? Scholar Says ‘Maybe’

New study assesses the need and has some ideas Read more

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Wayne County Pensions Underwater; Union Sues To Preserve ‘13th Check’

‘A ridiculous practice’; pension fund is 43 percent short of amount needed to pay regular benefits Read more

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Teachers Union Insurer Sells Coverage For Some Nonunion Staff, But Not These Two

‘They are making an example out of us’ Read more

Analysis

Utility’s Plan To Replace Coal With Solar Passes Regulatory Hurdle

Regulators advance it a step, but cost and reliability concerns remain Read more

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Michigan Needs to Rethink How it Does Economic Development

Many companies pursue projects the right way Read more

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