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The Tax Hike Governor Vetoes Additional Road Funding

While Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made Michigan’s roads the centerpiece of her election campaign, her veto of extra money for road repair shows that her most important priority is to increase how much state government taxes Michigan residents.

Vaping Ban is Bad for Health, Good for Smugglers

The new ban on flavored vaping products is harmful to public health and respect for law.

Utilities Have Big Solar Plans for Michigan but Overlook the Long-Term Costs

Michigan’s two big electric utilities cite their build-up of solar facilities as evidence of their environmental concern. But solar facilities pose significant environmental challenges, which the companies have not adequately prepared for.

State Should Enact Budget, Debate Road Funding Another Day

Even if the governor and lawmakers can’t agree on whether to raise the gas tax, that’s no reason to shut down state government.

Local Governments Must Confront Billions in Pension Debt

Most local governments in Michigan need to shore up the pension systems they have for their retirees.

Career and Technical Education Reform Needs More Than Money

Current programs don’t meet labor market needs

Employers should have a larger role in shaping career and technical education programs.

How to Prioritize the Budget to Spend $1 Billion More on the Roads in a Single Year

Lawmakers who want to spend more taxpayer money on roads can find another extra $1 billion by using these 13 suggestions.

Attack on Schools of Choice Unfounded

The state’s Schools of Choice program does not merit the attacks it recently received on a national scale.

Minimum Wage Laws Hurt People

A bill in Congress to increase the national minimum wage would harm young and inexperienced workers who need on-the-job experience.

Give More Power to Parents of Special-Needs Learners

Michigan should give parents of special needs students more say over their children’s education.