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Republicans repealed scheduled reductions in former Democratic governor’s 2007 tax hike Read more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

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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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Lobbyist Cites Yesteryear’s News To Urge More State Money For Cities

Uses figures from state’s ‘lost decade’; ‘Name a thing Michigan wasn’t worst at’ then Read more

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Detroit School District’s Deficit Spending Margin Getting Tighter

Factors preventing overspending in 2017 apply less, and new pressures are tightening Read more

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Company Turns Down Taxpayer Subsidies

Most jobs are created without state support Read more

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Advocates Of Green-Themed Spending Program Say It Boosts Economy

‘But studying butterflies and dragonflies ... has no direct impact on property values,’ says critic Read more

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Latest Criticism of Charter Schools Ignores (Again) Key Data

Comparisons dismiss the greater obstacles poor kids must overcome to do well in school Read more

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Happy New (Fiscal) Year; State Spending Up But Not By Much

Inflation-adjusted figures show Snyder mostly held the line on spending Read more

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Michigan Wages and Benefits Recovers 

But private-sector compensation lags Read more

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59 Percent Say ‘No’ To School Tax Hike, 18 Months Later It’s Back

Resident claims it’s the same repackaged as ‘security’; '$1,500 toilet partitions, $11,000 scoreboards' Read more

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Report Ranks Schools By Lowest Resident Enrollment, Minus Key Fact

How good are the schools abandoned by parents who use public school choice? Read more

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House Approves: $400 For Not Slowing For Roadside Emergency Vehicles

Traffic expert says new law would be ripe for for-profit sting operations Read more

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Kumbaya? Senate D’s and R’s Unite For Aircraft Owner Tax Breaks

A different story in the House, though Read more

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Got A License For That Dog? Under This Bill Wouldn't Need One

A state dog license law appears widely ignored Read more

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Want Faster Internet? What Rural Communities Should Explore 

Government shouldn't be in business of providing internet Read more

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20,000 Construction Jobs From Detroit Arena? That’s The Total For All Wayne County

Economist: Watch the fine print, figure may include coffee vendors Read more

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How Much Will the Repeal of Prevailing Wage Save Taxpayers in Michigan? 

It’s complicated, but a reasonable estimate is in the hundreds of millions Read more

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FCC Chairman: Agency Aims To ‘Stamp Out’ Spam Calls

Head of federal commission says it’s the No. 1 citizen complaint and it ‘drives me crazy’ Read more

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Oakland ISD Head Says School Funding Broken; Not At Oakland ISD

Head of midlevel management and school service agency paid $250k in 2017 Read more

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Same Old Story About the Problems in Public Schools

Nearly 70 years later, the arguments remain the same Read more

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FCC Chairman Denounces State, Local Obstacles To Faster Internet 

‘You need to have a consistent policy ... at the federal level’ Read more

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Restrictive Fence Ordinance Makes Unhappy Neighbors

Grosse Pointe Woods bans privacy fences Read more

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Cure For Poverty: Hold A Full-Time, Year-Round Job

Just 2.7 percent of those who do in Michigan fall below the poverty line Read more

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How to Control the Pension Debt

The costs of pension liabilities have grown out of control Read more

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Whitmer Approved $4.51 Billion In Corporate Handouts, Denounces Opponents’ ‘Giveaways’

Dem candidate for governor says she may ‘unleash’ more if elected Read more

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Choice Satisfies Most Parents, Appeals to Most Voters

New surveys highlight favorable experiences, need for more options Read more

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Troy Teacher's Pay $106k, Challenges Legislator On Low Teacher Pay

‘What are we doing in Michigan about this, Senator?’ Read more

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This Is What It’s Like When Media Covers Teachers In America

Expect a distorted picture Read more

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Prisons Are Not a Jobs Program

Closing Ojibway is tough, but necessary Read more

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Union Sues Teacher For Exercising Her Right-To-Work Option

Michigan banned compulsory union fees in 2013, MEA still trying to collect them Read more

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Legislator ‘Stunned’ By End Of Film Subsidies, Knocks Other Corporate Handouts She Approved

Democrat voted for $1.2 billion in 'huge tax breaks and sweetheart incentives' Read more

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Detroiters Benefit From Snyder Licensure, Criminal Records Orders

Initial applications for state jobs and licenses won’t ask about criminal records Read more

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Detroit Charters Nab Top 10 Average Student Body SAT Scores

‘The scoreboard doesn’t lie’ Read more

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Free Speech or Government Speech?

New bills would increase government oversight Read more

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Residents Seeing Tax Cut Bonus In Their Utility Bills

Not much but not nothing: About $20 a year Read more

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Governor’s Licensure Directive Gives Ex-Offenders Another Chance

Removes potential barrier to 200 professions that now require a license Read more

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100 Percent Of This District’s Teachers Got Merit Bonus

Teachers’ reward for school district’s notional compliance with state requirement? $1 each Read more

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State Income Tax Used For Giving Benefits To Low Income Residents

Checks go out for home heating credits, earned income credits, rent and property tax credits Read more

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