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Michigan’s Emergency Powers Law Was Always Controversial

But history shows no governor tried to stretch its use as far as Gov. Whitmer is trying now

The law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is using to justify her unilateral COVID executive orders has historically been used primarily to deal with riots, and when it wasn’t, it stirred controversy.

Government Handouts to Corporations Don’t Work, New Evidence Finds

Do state government efforts to encourage businesses to create jobs do any good? Not when their costs are considered.

Michigan School Funding Deal Chooses Schools Over Schoolchildren

Lawmakers should support parents as they choose the best option for their children

Lawmakers have decided to give money to districts for students they don’t have, an act that slams the door on parents scrambling for options.

Michigan Should Permanently Loosen Restrictions on Medical Scope of Practice, Not Reinstate Them

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer once loosened some of the state’s licensing rules for medical professionals as a way to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Those changes ought to be made permanent, not reversed.

Tax Credit Programs Can Increase, Not Decrease, Government Spending

Though it may appear that tax credits shrink the size of government, they can do just the opposite.

Children Kept Out of Classrooms Need Policy Changes to Help Pursue Their Education

Lawmakers can make it easier for parents to deal with the uncertainties of the next school year by adopting policies that give them the options they need.

Michigan Can Reopen Without Business Subsidy Deals

As states reopen their societies, they ought to do so without handing out select subsidies to businesses.

It’s Time to Build the Line 5 Tunnel

The Line 5 pipeline should be buried 100 feet below the lakebed.

New Routines and Options Needed Next School Year

School districts and families will need more flexibility to cope with schooling in a reopened society

Less Driving Means Fewer Gas Taxes

The state has dedicated certain tax collections for roads, but it will have less to spend as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.