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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.

Green Jobs: More Jobs, Less Efficiency

A recent report significantly overstates the number of jobs that renewable energy sources provide.

Give More Power to Parents of Special-Needs Learners

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

Growth Fuels Budget Priorities in House and Senate Budgets

The three competing proposals for the next state budget direct more money to the roads and cut money for corporate welfare.

Report for Schools Changes, but the Goal of Recognizing Excellence Remains

Michigan improved its school-grading system last year by giving parents more detailed information, but it could still be better.

If You Seek a Pleasant Road Funding Plan, Look About You

Michigan has almost doubled its spending on roads since 2010, but it will take a while for the changes to show up.

New Auto Insurance Law Will Benefit Michigan Drivers

State lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered on a long-needed fix to fix Michigan’s auto insurance laws, which made auto insurance here more expensive than anywhere else in the country.

Road Work: Should State Prioritize ‘Horse Boobs’ or Highways?

The state would be better off sticking to funding roads rather than subsidizing film festivals, orchestras and garden poetry readings.