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  1. Legislator: Taxpayers get bad deal from universities

    article – 01/12/2012 - 7:57am

    ... Rep. Bob Genetski doesn’t have many fans at Michigan’s public universities. As chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on ... A: It takes an awful lot of the money out of the private sector and throws it into the public sector. In addition, it continues to keep ...

  2. Unions vow to fight Lansing on public pensions, health care

    article – 12/15/2016 - 3:00pm

    ...   LANSING — Republican lawmakers are trying to force public employees to pay more for health care and convert their pensions into ... workers in line with what has become the norm in the private sector. One of the last bastions of union power in America — public employees ...

  3. Republican Party gets foul in House 91 race, Truth Squad rules

    article – 10/29/2012 - 9:00am

    ... "Lamonte wants to eliminate taxes on taxpayer-funded public pensions — even those in Detroit and Wayne County, which are in excess ... issue of repealing a tax increase on both public and private sector retirees as a plan to give public sector employees a tax break. It fails ...

  4. National education leader: Business must lead fight in Michigan

    article – 10/14/2014 - 6:05am

    ... high quality charters and it will undermine your traditional public schools … when charters are crappy the whole system just starts ... Bridge: If politicians, educators and the business sector in Michigan got on board with the idea of working together to fix the ...

  5. Diversity loses in some areas, holds steady in others

    article – 09/25/2013 - 8:42am

    ... time to take a look at what the end of the practice in public and university decision-making has meant in our state. Proposal 2 of ... and contracting that are commonplace in the private sector. Private sector companies have a clear dollars and cents incentive to ...

  6. Analysis: Funding arts funds state

    article – 12/19/2016 - 2:02pm

    ... partnerships, dedicated leadership and support from both public and private sectors, position the creative sector to drive spending in local economies and private investment, while ...

  7. No sale, or how the RTA is struggling to make its case to taxpayers

    article – 08/05/2016 - 12:00pm

    ... up to serve. Despite a “listening tour” to gather public input prior to its final plan, an apparently tone-deaf RTA leadership ... what can the RTA provide to riders, that the public sector already cannot? We already have ride-sharing services such as ...

  8. Report: Michigan is high on price of college degrees

    article – 11/03/2011 - 7:59am

    ... campus. Erin Dillon, senior policy analyst for Education Sector and co-author of a new report highlighting the relationship between ... 16 percent higher than the national average of $16,247 for public, four-year universities. Ratios for public universities in Michigan ...

  9. How much of Michigan should public own?

    article – 08/21/2012 - 8:00am

    ... Michigan beach to dedicate the newest jewel of the state’s public lands program -- the 173-acre Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area. The ... been scrutinized. A 1988 study by Lansing-based Public Sector Consultants found that most Trust Fund grants went to projects in ...

  10. Legislature, Snyder can’t deny public their 2014 crack at Right to Work, tax changes

    article – 12/18/2012 - 7:40am

    ... Legislature is hardly the first to ram through bills without public hearing on deadline well into the bleary early morning hours. ... bargaining agreements expire or are renewed. In the private sector, the United Auto Workers' national contract with General Motors, Ford ...