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School Safety is a Top Concern for Parents

Safety has become a primary driver for parents using school choice

Safety has become a primary driver for parents using school choice

Civil Asset Forfeiture Law Needs Reform

Many cases of forfeiture do not have any court proceedings or criminal charges

Many cases of forfeiture do not have any court proceedings or criminal charges

More Budget Reform Ideas for 2019

Plenty of useless spending can be cut this year

Plenty of useless spending can be cut this year

Michigan Charter Schools Turn 25

Quarter century later, educational choice needs renewed vigilance

Quarter century later, educational choice needs renewed vigilance

Still a Long Way To Go for Detroit

The city still has a slow job growth compared to other large cities

The city still has a slow job growth compared to other large cities

In Memory of Stan Brock

Founder of Remote Area Medical passes away in 2018

Founder of Remote Area Medical passes away in 2018

Union Release Time Was Once Unconstitutional

Lawmakers should retain a healthy skepticism about spending tax money on private interests

Lawmakers should retain a healthy skepticism about spending tax money on private interests

Fewer Parents Taking Education for Granted

Surveys highlight growing involvement, diverse goals

Surveys highlight growing involvement, diverse goals

The Costly Part of Government-Owned Broadband

Government-led broadband projects leave taxpayers on the hook

Government-led broadband projects leave taxpayers on the hook

What You May Expect To See In Lame Duck

This week's MichiganVotes focuses on bills that may arise during lame duck session

This week's MichiganVotes focuses on bills that may arise during lame duck session

Red or Blue, Criminal Justice Still Gets a Green Light

Election outcomes matter less when the issue enjoys substantial bipartisan support

Election outcomes matter less when the issue enjoys substantial bipartisan support

The Good News And Bad News For UAW Members

Their money is being mismanaged but you don’t have to contribute

Their money is being mismanaged but you don’t have to contribute

Cities and Suburbs Should Grow Together

The fastest growing areas gain residents in both cities and suburbs

The fastest growing areas gain residents in both cities and suburbs

Money and Justice in West Michigan

Ottawa County prepares programs to improve both funding and offender success

Ottawa County prepares programs to improve both funding and offender success

Don't Put Faith in Class-Size Reduction

Research shows little academic benefit for immense cost

Research shows little academic benefit for immense cost

Company Turns Down Taxpayer Subsidies

Most jobs are created without state support

Most jobs are created without state support

Unreasonable Demands Stifle Real Environmental Progress

Proposed SAFE Vehicle Rule balances environment, technology, and economics

Proposed SAFE Vehicle Rule balances environment, technology, and economics

How to Control the Pension Debt

The costs of pension liabilities have grown out of control

The costs of pension liabilities have grown out of control

Choice Satisfies Most Parents, Appeals to Most Voters

New surveys highlight favorable experiences, need for more options

New surveys highlight favorable experiences, need for more options

Paid Leave, Parole and Minimum Wage

MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

Prisons Are Not a Jobs Program

Closing Ojibway is tough, but necessary

Closing Ojibway is tough, but necessary

Socialism Didn’t Make Detroit Great

Once prosperous, the city has not been helped by socialist policies

Once prosperous, the city has not been helped by socialist policies

Guiding Quality Growth in the Charter Sector

Workshop sessions focus on developing successful new schools

Workshop sessions focus on developing successful new schools

How Taxpayers Get Fleeced in Michigan

More money is not turning into better government services

More money is not turning into better government services

Spending Interests Want Spending

Yet spending interests won’t say where the money should come from

Yet spending interests won’t say where the money should come from

What Would it Mean to Unleash the MEDC?

Lawmakers should keep the state's administrators on a tight leash

Lawmakers should keep the state's administrators on a tight leash

Enforcing Janus Rights for Public Workers

U.S. Supreme Court decision no longer makes union fees a condition of employment

U.S Supreme Court decision no longer makes union fees a condition of employment

Michigan’s Trial Courts Have a Major Funding Problem

The statutory scheme that keeps them running is set to expire in 2020 – and there’s no back up plan in place yet

The statutory scheme that keeps them running is set to expire in 2020 – and there’s no back up plan in place yet

A Flip Of A Switch

Not all energy is there when you need it

Not all energy is there when you need it

MDE Overreach a Serious Concern

New rules attack cyber school option for families

New rules attack cyber school option for families

Three Important Criminal Justice Reform Opportunities for 2018

With fewer than 20 days left in the legislative session, that’s plenty of time to pass good reform

With fewer than 20 days left in the legislative session, that’s plenty of time to pass good reform

Can Technology Help Predict Crime and Flight Risk?

More courts use actuarial tools to assess risks offenders pose to society

More courts use actuarial tools to assess risks offenders pose to society

A Lesson in Endpoint Bias

Is the state budget growing faster than inflation?

Is the state budget growing faster than inflation?