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Pandemic Response Boosts Michigan Budget

Large increases in state spending due to federal transfers

Large increases in state spending due to federal transfers

Recently Introduced Bills

MichiganVotes January 15 Roll Call Report

MichiganVotes January 15 Roll Call Report

Will Restaurants Reopen Feb. 1?

Mixed messages and more confusion from the governor

Mixed messages and more confusion from the governor

Let’s Cut the Michigan Income Tax

If lawmakers were to cut the Michigan income tax rate, state revenues would still grow. A cut would make good on a 2007 pledge to phase out what was supposed to be a temporary tax increase.

Low-Income Families Still Need Transportation Scholarships

Parents who need financial help in getting their children to a school of their choice should receive state- funded transportation scholarships

Michigan Lawmakers Should Continue to Minimize Corporate Handouts

In 2020, Michigan lawmakers resisted the temptation to spend taxpayer money on corporate handouts. They should hold firm in 2021

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Introduction

Flex Learning

Funding New Pathways for Student Success

This report explains how Michigan could pursue a flexible funding program that would give learners greater agency, especially for middle-school and secondary students and their families. Charting a path to complete a diploma, every student would be allowed to use a portion of their per-pupil allotment to “purchase” courses from schools for both online and face-to-face instruction. This funding could also be used for dual-enrollment classes, apprenticeships, career and technical training and other learning opportunities from a broad menu of providers.

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