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Trust Parents or Political Appointees to Choose Best School for Kids?

Children come first

… to establish one for Detroit. ForTheRecord … more

July 22, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

Plates for me, plates for thee, plates for the man behind the tree

… teams, including the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers and the Michigan … more

Department of Environmental Quality Must Be Transparent

Michigan media reports on latest Mackinac Center lawsuit

… Wright spoke with The Detroit News about the lawsuit, … op-ed published by The Detroit News, Maria Servold … governed. Read The Detroit News article here . Listen … more

Six Numbers Showing Detroit’s Pension Problems

Retiree costs are still crowding out services

… were a root cause of Detroit's bankruptcy before … That s how long Detroit could fund its entire … settlement. According to Detroit s 2015 audit, transportation … $100 million per year. Detroit s pension settlement … more

Detroit's Red Ink Remains, But Future Looks Brighter

'The city emerged with a much stronger fund balance sheet post-bankruptcy'

The city of Detroit s 2015 annual report shows … bankruptcy process, and that Detroit s financial footing … bankruptcy agreement. Detroit also had to pay $57 … said in an email. Detroit has 16 fewer employees … more

From Batting Nets to 'Hide Haulers,' Almost Everything Requires a License in Detroit

City regulations likely among the most stringent in the nation

… open a business in Detroit face licensing fees … documents on the city of Detroit's website, furniture … issued. In 2013, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing s Operation … initiative, carried out by Detroit s Buildings, Safety … more

Party In Crony Capitalism Revolt Holds Convention at Government-Owned Hotel

But some Michigan GOP delegates may feel right at home

… Michigan GOP delegates. Detroit and other Michigan cities … arena project for the Detroit Red Wings. The multi-venue … will help revitalize Detroit. Previous flashy projects in Detroit also have introduced … more

July 15, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

More government energy debt; more subsidies for college, grocery stores and water; pension reform and more

… Bill 662 : Require Detroit school district forensic … forensic audit of the Detroit school district's financial … time. Senate Bill 678 : Let Detroit water system "cross … II (D), to allow the Detroit water and sewer water … more

How an Ice-Making Company is Succeeding in Detroit

Working in Detroit: The business of service

… independent ice company in Detroit, serving 3,000 customers. … Abbo s customers is Detroit s Imperial Supermarket. If … managed to grow despite Detroit s economic and demographic … challenges was the Detroit city bureaucracy. Getting … more