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MLive Sends Mixed Messages on School Funding

Education spending has increased

… on Michigan public school funding issues, appearing … who said he had cut school spending by $1 billion. MLive … 2014: State-specific school aid spending rose from $10.8 billion … more

Critics of Growth Projections in House Road Plan Should Be Unnerved by Pension Underfunding

… threat to future state spending: the grossly underfunded school employee pension system. … state tax revenues (and spending) have increased … available for other spending needs and desires, … more

How Michigan Can Pay for its Roads Without a Tax Increase

Over $1.5 billion in savings

… Legislature freezes the School Aid Budget. It … million this year. This spending can be continued. Michigan … the general fund for school aid. This amount could … MEDC reprioritize its spending. Bus Transit: … more

Affluent School Districts Don't Guarantee Better Academic Performance

… in affluent Michigan school districts may be surprised … how much parents are spending on tutoring. If … to learn the local school isn t just failing … number of Michigan schools in middle- to upper-income … more

House Road Plan Relies on Reality

Detroit News errs in calling future tax revenue growth 'mostly fantasy'

… plan. It estimates that school aid fund and general … growth. The state budget spends $3.5 billion more state … more

How They Sold $17-Plus Million Spending Hike as $10 Million Cut

… the Kalamazoo Public Schools to a local nonprofit … that Kalamazoo Public Schools had cut spending by about $10 million … education, and local school districts have needed … more

Prop 1 Unpopularity to Voters was Unprecedented

'We can elect Democrats and get that result'

… extra money to public schools, local governments, … politicians and government spending interests assembled … campaign had a prop school bus on tour, outfitted … proposal's various spending increases in an extraordinary … more

Michigan Legislature Can Pursue Free-Market Agenda

… 401(k)-style system. The school employee pension system … annual corporate welfare spending. Eliminating … prevailing wage for school construction would allow schools to hire 3,600 new teachers. Provide … more

Fix Disparities in Public University Funding in Michigan

The way the state spends $1.5 billion on higher education is unfair

… allowance gap between K-12 school districts in Michigan. … Snyder s budget calls for spending more than $1.5 billion … which they use for the school that they wish. Other … allocate university spending. But much more needs … more

Film Incentive Supporters Ignore the Facts

No evidence that Michigan's program is worth the cost

… public assets such as schools, state parks, and transportation … money, the bulk of the spending from the program … more

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