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  1. No-change claim from pro-Prop 2 ad doesn't stand up; Truth Squad calls foul

    article – 09/25/2012 - 7:35am

    ... It does stipulate that state laws may be enacted to prohibit public employees from striking. A memo from the Michigan Education ... State University’s College of Law, said that private-sector workers already have the right to organize and bargain collectively ...

  2. Guest column: Michigan will spend for better state

    article – 12/19/2016 - 2:02pm

    ... clean water, outdoors and great parks. These are “public goods,” the things we do together as a community with our tax dollars, that the private sector and market does not provide on its own, that have suffered through years ...

  3. Urban chief outlines new normal for cities

    article – 02/23/2012 - 12:08pm

    ... CEO group Business Leaders for Michigan and prepared by Public Sector Consultants Inc. and the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy ...

  4. Challenges to upward mobility solutions summit

    article – 12/19/2016 - 2:01pm

    ... here to download the full report, "Getting to Work: The public's agenda for improving career navigation, college affordability, and ... Q&A with Ken Sikkema, Senior Policy Fellow, Public Sector Consultant & former Michigan Senate Majority Leader and Kevin Stotts, ...

  5. Stomach-churning: Highs and lows in Mich. economy

    article – 01/04/2017 - 9:53am

    ... and educational services also grew as the overall service sector became a larger slice of the state's economy. Agriculture, although ... insurance board of directors boardroom, was the "strong public option" that (if it had survived?) would have given the insurance and ...

  6. Pension vote claims don't hold up in legislative primary, Truth Squad finds

    article – 08/02/2012 - 7:45am

    ... resident of the district, with job experience in the private sector, including job-creation experience, in contrast to LaFontaine. ... to tax retirement pensions. Michigan once didn’t tax public-employee pensions at all, and exempted up to $45,000 of individual ...

  7. Michigan arts economy is more than a tip jar, but it can be even bigger

    article – 03/28/2014 - 12:00pm

    ... "the arts" as a touchy feely afterthought and recognized the sector for what it is: an economic opportunity of which Michigan should be ... cities, just think what the collective impact could be. Public transportation Creative millennials don't want cars. In so many ...

  8. Rust and the rest: Reinventing cities

    article – 01/04/2017 - 9:53am

    ... improvement that included discussions involving citizens, public and private sector, nonprofits, business and labor -- and a focus on the central, but ...

  9. Flint report shows government’s size is less critical than its effectiveness

    article – 03/29/2016 - 6:40am

    ... “Failure in Substance and Tone of MDEQ Response to the Public,” it said: “Throughout 2015, as the public raised concerns ... state Senate Majority Leader and a senior fellow at Public Sector Consultants (Disclosure: The Center for Michigan is a PSC client) and ...

  10. Which Mich. schools add most value for students?

    article – 01/10/2013 - 6:30am

    At first blush, Godwin Heights Public Schools isn’t anything special. Only 6 percent of its juniors were ... in collaboration with the Lansing-based research firm of Public Sector Consultants, created a ranking system measuring a school’s test scores ...