Commentary

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

Commentary

Company Turns Down Taxpayer Subsidies

Most jobs are created without state support Read more

News Story

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

News Story

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

Commentary

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

News Story

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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