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  1. Do Michigan Charter Schools Get More Bang for the Buck?

    The past year’s rise of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education has brought more attention to the performance of charter schools, both nationally and in her native Michigan. Charter schools are tuition-free, state-funded schools of choice that tend to operate with fewer dollars than other public schools. How well are charter schools doing with the resources they have?


     
  2. Is This Working? The Effects of Occupational Licensing on the Workforce

    Working a job — any job — is connected to lower poverty, better income mobility, lower crime rates, fewer children born out-of-wedlock and a host of other positive results. But today, the right to earn a living is becoming more difficult. In 1950, only around 5 percent of workers needed an occupational license – today, more than one out of every five workers in Michigan is required to have this special government permission to work. This typically includes mandated educational degrees, hours of training, upfront fees, testing, continuing education, and limits of people with criminal records.


     
  3. State Rep. Howrylak Explains Why He Believes Charters Should Pay Into Public School Pension System
     
  4. Charter Teachers Get No Pensions, Amendment Would Make Schools Pay Anyway
     
  5. Education Policy Expert Provides Important Perspective on New School Finance Study
    Increased funding won’t automatically improve educational outcomes
     
  6. Veto Override, Higher Income Tax Exemptions, Charter Schools and ISD Money, more
    January 19, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
     
  7. Bad Forensic Evidence Sends Innocents To Prison
     
  8. As Medicaid Costs Skyrocket, States Have a New Opportunity to Innovate
    New guidance on work requirements indicates potential for reforms
     
  9. More People Moving From Illinois To Michigan Than The Other Way
     
  10. Laws of Evidence: How Sound Forensic Science Policy Can Help Prevent Wrongful Convictions

    The Innocence Project is a well-known nonprofit organization whose goal is to exonerate the wrongfully convicted. Forty-six percent of its cases involved misapplied forensic science — meaning that a method, technique or analysis was conducted incorrectly. There have been 17 exonerations in Michigan involving misapplied forensic science. Now, in partnership with the Reason Foundation, the Innocence Project is calling for improvements to forensic science and for better transparency and quality control in crime labs. Panelists from the Innocence Project and Reason will discuss how the application of forensic science to criminal prosecutions can be improved by policy change and public education.


     
  11. Half-A-Billion Dollars More This Year
     
  12. Fewer Kids Statewide Does Not Mean Less Money For Schools
     
  13. DTE Produces Enough Wind Power To Run 24,000 Homes - But Part Of The Day Only
     
  14. Rising Revenues Never Enough For Michigan Cities And Their Lobbyist
     
  15. Deed Restrictions, Neighborhood Watch Vehicles
    January 12, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
     
  16. Bills Make It Easier For Private Marketing Bureaus To Force Dues on Businesses
     
  17. Many Michigan Families Sacrifice for Choice
    Documentary shows how Blaine Amendment limits education options
     
  18. What People Are Saying About Our 30th Anniversary
     
  19. Michigan’s Tax Collectors Are Hauling It In
     
  20. Michigan’s Most Popular Uber Destination is in the City That Once Banned It
    Ann Arbor overregulated ridesharing until state lawmakers freed it
     
  21. Governor Granholm Called to Underfund Pensions 6 Years Before Company Bankruptcy
    There is no natural constituency for properly funding pensions
     
  22. Teacher Shortage Claims: Republicans Did It
     
  23. How to Help Those with a Criminal Record Find Work
    Eliminate unnecessary crimes, right-size punishments and repeal licensing laws
     
  24. Property Owner: Mackinaw City’s Ban On Airbnb Rentals Violates Our Rights
     
  25. 2017 Was Good For Michigan
    State economy continues to expand
     
  26. Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law Drives Up Costs
    Government should do fair bidding for projects
     
  27. Detroit Ignores State Law, Turns Down Money to Avoid Selling Abandoned School
    Detroit Public Schools Community District enforces deed restriction against charter
     
  28. You Can Legally Warm Your Car Now
    The Legislature should repeal more nonsensical administrative rules in 2018
     
  29. Michigan’s Well-Being Metric Stuck in “Balanced” Position
     
  30. School Choice Breaks Down Racial Barriers
     
  31. State Forces Hotels And Inns To Fund Private Marketing Bureaus
     
  32. Michigan Jails’ ‘Pay-To-Stay’ Jail Fees Stir Controversy
     
  33. 2003 Granholm: ‘California, Eat Your Heart Out!’
     
  34. Facts About Michigan’s Infrastructure You Never Hear
    Overall, it is serving us pretty well
     
  35. State Reforms of Occupational Licensing
    New report from Cato highlights Michigan work
     
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  37. Detroit Public Schools Super Responds To ‘Charter Students Outperform’ Report
     
  38. Did You Know? Michigan Wolf-Dog Ownership Restrictions
     
  39. The Numbers Are In: Detroit Charters Outperform Detroit District Schools
     
  40. Michigan Legislature’s 10 Most Revealing Votes of 2017
    Which side were your lawmakers on?
     
  41. Michigan Well-Being Metric Stuck in 'Balanced' Position
    Changes in policy could attract more people
     
  42. No, Michigan Teachers Did Not Experience Pay Cuts In 2017
     
  43. Unlawful In Michigan To Work For Less Than $9.25/Hour
     
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