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Mitch Bean: Starving Michigan cities and the coming storm

Mitch Bean: Starving Michigan cities and the coming storm

May 26, 2016 | Mitch Bean

The former chief of the House Fiscal Agency says that unless Michigan restores adequate funding to cities, the Flint crisis is only the beginning.

Lies, damn lies and education funding

Lies, damn lies and education funding

February 10, 2014 | Mitch Bean

In the debate over whether Gov. Snyder raised or cut state education funding in his first term, both sides can claim accuracy. But accuracy does not always equal truth. A former House Fiscal Agency director breaks down the complicated world of school finance, if you’re into that kind of thing.