A columnist in today's Detroit News cites research by Center scholars on the disparity between the wage increases in the public sector and wage decreases in the private sector in Michigan over the last decade.

Frank Beckmann, who also hosts "The Frank Beckmann Show" on WJR AM760, said the fiscal 2011 state budget, which takes effect today, was passed with "cowardly fixes."

More information about the gap between the private sector and government employees can be found here, here and here.

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