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Putting Patients First

Legislation increasing access to health providers, promoting price transparency, is on the move

… helps with added access to mental health professionals. The aftermath of school and economic shutdowns remains to be fully seen, but it will likely include … lenses save consumers time and money. They could also lead to reduced spending on government employee eye care services and government health care benefits, …

How To Make A School District Appear Underfunded: Ignore Big Pieces Of Revenue

Michigan’s public school establishment and friends regularly do it

… funding for DeWitt Public Schools was $12,716 per pupil in 2019-20.  In 2019, DeWitt Public Schools Superintendent John Deiter … Journal, saying Michigan public schools needed more money. Deiter … an organization called the School Finance Research Collaborative, … When advocates for higher spending in public schools cite spending …

The Family Man

A profile of the Mackinac Center’s Jim Walker

… passed away from a rare lung disease. His brother was diagnosed as well, spending years being fed by a tube and sleeping in an oxygen tank, and doctors … from people who wanted to help.” A few years later, he was asked to run a school near Dallas, as its chief executive. From there, he served a variety of …

Michigan Supreme Court, Lawmakers Have the Chance to Straighten Out Short-Term Rental Issues

Michigan Realtors files brief in Mackinac Center Airbnb case

… generations. As second homes, they pay all school taxes – contributing state and local property tax support for both school operating and school debt expenses, often with high taxable … find it financially impossible to spend a week or two-week vacation together …

Get Creative with Federal Education Dollars

Small share of massive sum can support families directly

… is flooding into Michigan schools. While most of the money is … billion to Michigan public schools. This amount represents extra … those provided to preserve schools’ primary formula funding levels, … also offers a reminder that schools are getting their own new … investment” Michigan K-12 schools have ever received. Off the …

Coalition Letter Urges Fiscally Sound Approach to Federal Funds

Lawmakers should be cautious with American Rescue Plan Act Funds

… state’s long-term financial picture. Remember that local governments and schools have their own pots of money from federal aid. “Applying these principles … does not mean creating new programs that commit Michigan taxpayers to new spending on new programs or underwriting demonstrably bad ones.” The letter was …

Use Michigan’s Newfound Federal Cash To Put State in Better Position

Lawmakers should make sure the state is stronger as it emerges out of the pandemic

… have $5.7 billion more to spend now that Congress approved its latest spending plans. But the federal government … challenged to find ways to spend the extra money. While some … been filled with extra state spending bills and already extant … priority is to return kids to schools, safely, as soon as possible. …

Veto Overrides, Emergency Order Limits, Virus Spending and More

This week's MichiganVotes Roll Call Report

… action by the governor to spend money that has not been authorized … 4048 that would prohibit spending part of the state’s federal … health department to close schools in an emergency to county … governor if the administration spends money without the legislative … House Bill 4040: Facilitate school apprenticeship programs: Passed …

Michigan’s $62,170 Average Teacher Pay Not Very Revealing

The highest average was $81,641, at a district where instructors top-out at nearly $102K

… to $63,553. In the 2018-19 school year, the average pay was … is on the Utica Community Schools payroll as a teacher, but … teaches no classes and instead spends all her work time on union … But like many high-seniority school employees, even the local … collected $121,741 in the 2015-16 school year. In recent years, the …

Lawmakers Want to Be More Careful With Pension Funds

… each year than they should. In 2015, for instance, lawmakers put into the school retirement system $216 million less than the recommended amount. The bills … cash today to free up more cash in the future, and lawmakers’ desire to spend in the short term explains why pensions across the country are underfunded. …