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Michigan is the only state that exempts the governor, lieutenant governor and legislature from its public records laws. And Meekhof, the Senate Majority Leader, aims to keep it that way.
Doug DeVos urges passage of bipartisan bills aimed at making our criminal justice system smart on crime but soft on taxpayers.
Michigan needs to follow the path of leading states, with high-caliber training and support of principals and teachers in literacy instruction.
Leaders who promise manufacturing will provide full employment for unskilled laborers are not serving our state or nation well. Sticking your head in the sand would be a better strategy.
When we invest in early childhood services, especially for the most vulnerable, babies are born healthy, families are strengthened and children are on track for growth and success.
Our lack of concern for children begins far earlier than their exposure to gunfire by intruders with assault weapons.
Yes, this is an important race for Democrats. But their fear about voters’ perceptions shouldn’t preemptively kill the dynamic young doctor’s campaign.
Current bills that would give oil, mining or other industry reps oversight over the state’s environmental agency would be a disaster for Michigan.
Gov. Snyder predicts a future where traditional school degrees are replaced by a more targeted, competency based approach to job skills and lifelong learning.
Michigan residents need the 21st-Century skills necessary to compete in the global market economy.
Critics who fear giving industry representatives a seat on panels reviewing DEQ decisions are worried about losing their own influence.
Despite reforms, the state’s juvenile justice system remains inconsistent in how juveniles are punished and without a way to track the system’s performance statewide.
A state pilot program that rewards farmers for providing produce to local schools should be funded across Michigan.
Despite progress, a city with so many negatives isn’t ready to compete for big projects. Acknowledge it, and make improvements, not excuses.
Mackinac takes aim at a trade group’s video that suggests aging infrastructure is to blame for poop flowing into Michigan’s lakes and rivers. In fact, poop is designed to enter the water so it won’t back into our homes.
Rethinking why we still celebrate U.S. Sen. Lewis Cass, who owned and sold slaves, and helped implement national “Indian Removal” policies.
Detroit was never as bad as the media once portrayed. And the city isn’t as good as they say it is now.
The most successful U.S. states are not characterized by low taxes, but by high levels of college graduates in the knowledge economy.
The very people who claim to be fighting entrenched poverty in places like Detroit are inadvertently perpetuating it.