Center for Michigan Founder and Chairman Phil Power was the owner of HomeTown Communications Network, Inc., a group of 64 community newspapers in Michigan and the Upper Midwest that together won more state and national awards for excellence than any other group in the country. He sold his newspapers in 2005 and founded The Center in 2006. Power graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan in 1960, where he was editorial director of the student newspaper, the Michigan Daily. He was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University in 1962-64. The former U-M Regent helped found the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and served as Vice Chairman of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. He welcomes your comments at email@example.com.
June 23, 2015 | Phil Power
A promise of beauty and wisdom amid the wonders of Michigan.
June 16, 2015 | Phil Power
Momentum is building among conservative policymakers to reduce costs in the state’s expensive prison system
June 9, 2015 | Phil Power
Programs that help vulnerable families with pregnancy and infant care, as well as child-care options, are shown to pay dividends for early learning.
May 19, 2015 | Phil Power
Like the aftermath of a sudden spring snowstorm, the ground is blanketed with various proposals to fix Michigan’s roads. And most have something else in common with spring snow: They’re likely to have melted into the ground once the sun comes out.
April 14, 2015 | Phil Power
The CMU event, open to the public, will bring experts on early childhood development from around the world to Michigan.
April 7, 2015 | Phil Power
A program in Washington D.C., Baltimore and Miami holds promise for low-income students, but going big with this reform carries its own risks.
March 31, 2015 | Phil Power
The Michigan Legislature needs to get moving by passing critical reforms that will reverse the state’s declining performance
March 24, 2015 | Phil Power
When political parties control who gets nominated for the state board of education and other policy offices, the candidates that emerge are too often the product of special interests.
March 10, 2015 | Phil Power
There’s compelling evidence that investing in infants all the way through age eight brings disproportionately high returns.
March 3, 2015 | Phil Power
Canadian officials overcome the Ambassador Bridge owner and the empty promises of Washington to get key economic project pushed through.
February 17, 2015 | Phil Power
Gov. Snyder’s push to put more money in higher education and early education programs shows an interest in what’s best for Michigan over the long haul.
February 9, 2015 | Phil Power
States like Tennessee have shot past Michigan in student performance by setting long-term policy goals and sticking with them.