Democracy is not a one-way street. Unhappy? Start talking about it.

Democracy is not a one-way street. Unhappy? Start talking about it.

March 24, 2017 | Michele Corey

Granted, the latest Center for Michigan report on public trust in government is pretty grim. But making it better is a participatory sport.

‘Competency-based’ learning should end social promotion of unprepared students

March 24, 2017 | Bill Sower

It seems like common sense: Make sure students know their material before being promoted to the next grade. But many factors keep it from working. We need to fix that.

Farmland prices soar in Michigan

March 23, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

Rising crop prices fueled a surge in land values, and larger investments in Michigan farms

Warren now has highest industrial property values in metro Detroit

March 23, 2017 | Kirk Pinho

A $1 billion investment by GM gives Warren the region's highest industrial property values. Auburn Hills slides into second, while Detroit is a close third.

Taking a hammer, not a scalpel, to how Michigan cities are funded

March 23, 2017 | Eric Lupher

Small policy changes won’t change the downward spiral of local governments across Michigan. Here are a few alternatives.

Michigan residents to Lansing: We don’t trust you to do the basics

March 21, 2017 | Ted Roelofs

People across the state told The Center for Michigan they have fundamental doubts about the government’s ability to deliver on education, public health, campaign transparency and other critical functions

Michiganders say emergency managers wield too much power

March 21, 2017 | Ted Roelofs

With Flint on their minds, state residents are overwhelmingly opposed to Michigan’s divisive emergency manager law and want the state should work more collaboratively with locally elected officials.