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Keep Michigan’s Successful Electricity Competition Law

Given a state unemployment rate of more than 8.5 percent, Michigan cannot afford to abandon competition in electricity supply for the benefit of its two biggest utilities.

Privatization Rolls on Despite Rhetorical Opposition (Viewpoint on Public Issues)

Since our last survey, media reports from around the state indicate that additional schools are using privatization to yield savings.

Greenhouse Gas Accord Will Further Damage Michigan's Economy

Michigan’s future energy policy is far too important to leave to the behind-closed-doors manipulation of government officials.

The Worst Legislature in Michigan History

These failed policies will see Michigan taxpayers actually writing huge checks to politically “sexy” enterprises favored by political elites.

Free Trade a Boon to Michigan’s Ailing Economy

The competitors who are eating Michigan’s lunch aren’t Mexico or Canada, but other states where investors and entrepreneurs enjoy lower tax rates, better labor climates and fewer excessive and unreasonable regulations.

MEDC Rejects Development Bird-in-the-Hand

As long as the MEDC exists it should do one thing noticeably well to help facilitate job creation: advance right-to-work legislation.

As Time Goes By

Maybe it’s time that we as taxpayers and voters query candidates for public office less on what they will do if elected and more on what they won’t do.

My Union Dues Paid For That?

Because unionized workers in Michigan generally cannot withhold their dues without putting their jobs at risk, those employees and their dues are particularly vulnerable to waste, fraud and abuse.

Putting the University’s Cart Before the Economy’s Horse

Clearly, if one is looking for the cause of economic growth or decline, the relative number of bachelor’s degrees in a state is a weak indicator at best..

State Should Adopt Health Savings Accounts

Across Michigan, institutions such as businesses, government, nonprofit organizations and unions are or have attempted to revise the way they address skyrocketing health care costs.