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Concentrated benefits, diffused costs: How popular are public subsidies of private business, anyway?
One way to find out would be to put these economic-development handouts to a vote. San Diego said no to a new stadium, but Detroiters didn’t get a voice on theirs.
Two University of Michigan physician/researchers anticipate Obamacare repeal’s harshest consequences will land in rural America.
Michigan school finance needs rethinking if schools are to thrive. Another study, funded in part by the Small Business Association, will help clarify how.
At a time when the state needs every extra penny to repair, replace and upgrade its roads and bridges, why are we pouring a corrosive chemical on them?
Michigan is already far behind leading states. So why is the state considering measures that reduce accountability and funding while making it harder for parents to get honest information on school performance?
We don’t put children in dunce caps or make them stand in the corner anymore. RP is an alternative that can be used for in-school offenses both serious and less so.
Michigan effectively manages its Medicaid system through a privatized system, and consumers should not fear integrating mental and behavioral health. A forthcoming report should offer new ideas.
Anderson Economic Group reached this conclusion based on its forensic analysis of county-level vote totals in Michigan.
Communities are best-served by their local governments. So why does the Legislature care whether some make their own policies about plastic bags?
Aging equipment, confused voters and plain old human error spoils a certain number of ballots every election. Other humans try to sort things out.
Two bills introduce a seventh option for voters who can’t make it to the polls on election day.
For such an essential service, Michigan’s record for reliability of its electrical grid is pretty dismal. And we’re not doing all that well by the planet, either.
Tips for networking at a holiday party, and pitfalls to avoid. Spoiler alert: Concentrate more on the business part than the partying.
This lame-duck session, Michigan lawmakers need to end the victimization of the unemployed, via an out-of-control computer system.
It’s essential for our communities to have quality education available for their children. But choice isn’t the way to get there
A new law that will hold back students who can’t read by third grade is intended to boost early reading skills so that retention is not necessary. For this to work, state must take steps to help low-education parents help their children at home
Michigan tap water is clean, safe and cheap, but people who profit from putting it in a bottle would like you to suspect theirs is better. That's good for profits, but bad for the public
Two prominent foundations are launching an initiative to put attention and resources into early childhood, when they’re most likely to pay lasting dividends