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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

Liquor to Go: An Idea Whose Time is Now

Michigan should end its prohibition on sales of to-go mixed drinks.

State Regulators, Dam Owner, Set Conditions for Flooding in Mid-Michigan

The actions of state regulators and and the private owner of a dam, combined with heavy rains, led to extensive flooding in the Midland, Michigan, area.

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.

Many Emergency Orders To Fight COVID-19 Should Be Put Into Law For Good

As part of the state response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer changed some key regulations affecting health care. Michigan should enact these changes into law.