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Beat COVID-19 by Making Temporary Pandemic Responses Permanent

Patients would benefit if the state brought back temporary measures Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made to suspend some unnecessary and costly regulations in health care.

All That is Not Permitted is Prohibited

Under the governor’s approach to the pandemic, all that is not explicitly permitted is prohibited under penalty of law.

Don’t Double Down on Misguided School Funding Strategy

The financial relief pushed to schools during the pandemic has created gaps between different schooling options in ways that discount actual student needs.

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

Less Road Funding from the Road-Fixing Governor

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s preference for using debt rather than current tax revenue for road repairs means that the state is spending less on fixing roads than it otherwise would.

Pandemic Shows Students with Disabilities Need More Options

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a need to offer more options and flexibility for students with special needs.

Whitmer Plan to Revoke Line 5 Easement Threatens Reliable, Affordable Energy for Michigan

The governor’s attempt to close rather than upgrade the Line 5 pipeline is part of a broader environmental policy that could subject Michigan residents to higher costs, restricted access to essential energy, and a diminished quality of life.

State Should Drink Up Monopoly Profits from Beer and Wine Wholesalers

State government could increase its revenue by removing the favors it grants by law to a few special interests.

How Many Michigan Families Are Fleeing Public Schools?

Kindergarten enrollment at Michigan school districts is down this year, suggesting that dissatisfaction with remote learning has lead parents to seek other options.

The Collapse in Power of Michigan’s Largest Public Sector Union

Given the chance to opt out of the Michigan Education Association by both a right-to-work law and the U.S. Supreme Court, public school employees have left the union in large numbers.

Build the Line 5 Tunnel

Residents of the U.P. deserve reliable, affordable and clean energy

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she wants residents of the U.P. to have affordable and reliable energy, but her opposition to relocating the Line 5 pipeline works against that goal.

The Pandemic Plans Gov. Whitmer Ignored

Strategies developed by state experts do not include governor’s actions

Strategies developed by state experts do not include governor’s actions

Michigan Supreme Court Upholds Separation of Powers

The Court unanimously ruled that Gov. Whitmer's actions violated the law

The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer acted without constitutional authority by unilaterally issuing COVID-related executive orders after an initial 28-day period. In doing so, the court upheld the separation of powers, a key constitutional protection for citizens.

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.

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.