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  1. A Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism

    For decades after the end of the "Great War," communism was on the march. Bolshevik Russia expanded its territory into large segments of Eastern Europe, Chairman Mao took China, and one-party rule dominated in much of Asia, Latin America and Africa. Cuba, a close U.S. ally merely 100 miles from Florida, launched a communist dictatorship that is now nearly six decades old.

  2. Number of State Employees Down, Amount of State Payroll Up
  3. When the Goal of Spending Money is to Spend Money
    Transit should instead be about getting people places
  4. Democratic Attorney General Candidates Favor Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform
    Bipartisan support for protecting property rights and due process
  5. State of Michigan Spins, Puffs Economic Contribution Of Agriculture To Economy
  6. Michigan Teachers Nation’s Highest Paid Given State’s Lower Cost Of Living
  7. Dearborn Schools Rise to the Top
    District has remarkable showing on new CAP report card
  8. Bipartisanship on Criminal Justice Reform Continues to Grow
    Common ground needed to overcome current shortcomings of justice system
  9. Most Michigan Schools Surveyed Still Buying Union’s Costlier Health Insurance
  10. Magazine’s Description Of Michigan School Funding 24 Years Out Of Date
  11. A Look At The State Budget for Business Subsidies
    Old ideas get new taxpayer cash
  12. MSU Sex Crime Lawsuits, Online Voter Registration, Dead Voters, More
    March 16, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  13. Foreign Trade More Important To Michigan Than Any Other State
  14. What Michigan Government Lacks in Transparency
    Billions in business subsidies still can’t be disclosed
  15. Sponsor Of Medicaid Work Requirements: They’re The ‘Right Thing To Do’
  16. Supreme Court Eyes Unions Politicking With Fees Compelled From Workers
  17. State-led Health Care Reforms

    Facing seemingly endless paralysis on health care reform from the federal government, a growing number of states are starting to consider reforms that they could enact to improve the provision of health care for their residents. Although federal laws and rules dominate health care regulations, there are still several worthy reforms that states could pursue that would have the effect of lowering costs and expanding choices for patients.

  18. School District Gets More From State For Fewer Students, Super Calls It Inadequate
  19. Cutting the Competition?: The Effects of Licensing Barbers in Alabama
  20. Union Official Says Teachers In Second-Highest Paying District Need Second Jobs
  21. How ‘Ineffective’ Michigan Teachers Get $26k More Than ‘Highly Effective’ Ones
  22. An Apparent Political Panic In Response To University Sex Abuse Scandal
  23. Want Money For Roads? Take It from This Failing Program
    Michigan Business Development Program funding should end
  24. Free Credit Freezes, Expel Student Sex Offenders, Release Frail Prisoners
    March 9, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  25. Salt Bill Would Raises Prices On All To Benefit One Company
    Senate Bill 363 is held up in the Michigan House
  26. Whitmer ‘Tired Of ... Corporate Tax Giveaways’ But Voted For Dozens
  27. Public Schools’ Advocate Reports Added Spending Didn’t Help, Considers More
  28. Put ISD Funding on Education Budget Table
    While agency spending grows, Guv seeks student-based cuts
  29. Noteworthy In 2017: School Pensions Reformed, No Annual Contribution Shortfall
  30. DTE Earns Big Gas Pipeline Profits, Lobbied For More Gas-Fired Electricity
  31. Property Tax Revenue On a Slow Rise
    Value of property increased 12 percent over past four years
  32. Increased Enrollment In Detroit Schools Just Bureaucratic Reshuffling
  33. Utica Community Schools Responds to CapCon Article on District Finances
  34. The Flexible State Budget
  35. Governor’s 6-Year-Old Corporate Handout Program Should Be Shuttered
  36. Juvenile Justice Shouldn’t Create Lifelong Obstacles
  37. Bridge Magazine Calls 'Foul' On Michigan Capitol Confidential Article
  38. Utica School Board Member Errs, Blames Usual Suspect For Mythical Funding Cuts
  39. A Lot Fewer Detroit Public Schools Teachers Rated 'Highly Effective'
  40. More Road Repair Money, Restrict Metadata Collection, Medical Marijuana, More
    March 2, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  41. CJ -> criminal-justice
  42. How Much Less Union Politicking If Supreme Court Bans Forced Fees?
  43. Firm Gets $220,000 State Subsidy Deal, Files For Bankruptcy
  44. Michigan PTA Needs Refresher On Law Governing Charter School Admissions
  45. AFSCME gets Supreme Court snicker
  46. Raising the Age: Should 17-Year-Olds be Eligible for Juvenile Justice in Michigan?

    Michigan is one of five states where 17-year-olds are prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system, rather than the juvenile justice system. Following a trend in several other states, some Michigan stakeholders have begun a “raise the age” campaign to adjust the age of adult criminal liability to 18, the age of majority for all other purposes. The Legislature introduced bills to that effect last year, but opponents of the campaign warn that shifting 17-year-olds into the juvenile system will be an expensive burden on resource-strapped counties. Reformers counter that the move will ensure better outcomes for teens in the long run. Join us to hear expert panelists discuss the costs and benefits of raising the age.

  47. Getting Harder For Union To Spread Teacher Pay Disinformation
  48. State Corporate Welfare Agency Picks Winners That Turn Out To Be Losers
  49. ‘Truth Squad’ Omits Key Michigan Charter School Facts In DeVos Hit Piece
  50. Nonprofit Helps Ex-Prisoners Stay Clean
  51. English as Official Language, More Road Repair Money, a Foster Care Alternative
    February 23, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  52. Of Michigan’s 100 Best Public Elementary And Middle Schools, 30 Are Charters
  53. Detroit Schools Will Sell to a Prison, But Not a Charter School
    Moves criticized by parents and community members
  54. Mackinac Center Ranks Michigan’s Elementary and Middle Schools
    The third edition of the Context and Performance Report Card unveiled
  55. The Michigan Context and Performance Report Card: Public Elementary and Middle Schools, 2017
  56. Teacher Pay Data Part of Public Discussion Of School Finance
  57. State’s MBDP Job Creation Claims an Inconvenient Fiction
    Just because government says its effective doesn’t mean it is
  58. ACLU and Mackinac Center Call on Legislature to Require a Conviction Before Police Can Keep Property
    Report shows forfeiture in Michigan typically involves small amounts of money, property taken from people never convicted of a crime
  59. Education Budget Should Back Parents' Priorities
    Snyder's proposal undercuts cyber school, shared time options
  60. UAW Goes On Campus To Find New Members
  61. Study: Michigan Business Development Program of Questionable Merit
    Research shows decline in jobs in counties where subsidized projects are located
  62. MSU Spending Big For Post-Nassar PR
  63. An Assessment of the Michigan Business Development Program
  64. A Swimming Pool’s Worth of Parking Lot Runoff Not ‘Vital’ To Great Lakes
  65. Industrial Wind Farms Bring Political Conflict, Recalls and Lawsuit to Township
  66. Michigan Is Not a Windy State
    The true cost of wind in Michigan is beginning to become clear
  67. One Tax Cut and One Increased; an Unfair Levy Repealed; Stronger Pepper Spray
    February 16, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  68. City Taking In More But Manager Cries Poverty
  69. Michigan’s Long 'Bad Driver Tax' Nightmare Will Finally End
    A revenue-grab from Michigan’s lost decade left a trail of social costs and broken lives
  70. Did School Choice Opposition Help Doom Detroit’s Bid For Amazon HQ?
  71. Meet Some Law Enforcement Officers Who Support Forfeiture Reform
    Michigan Legislature should strengthen property rights
  72. IMPACT January/February 2018
  73. Michigan College Lands On Wrong Kind Of Top 10 List
  74. Michigan May Surpass 2000 Employment Levels Soon
    An important milestone of recovery for the Great Lakes State
  75. Mackinac Center Policy Expert Recommendations 2018
  76. Many More Walk To Work As Take Subsidized Transit in Michigan
  77. Some Teachers In This District In Line For 17 Percent Pay Hikes
  78. Flint Schools Hanging On After 77 Percent Enrollment Decline Since 2003
  79. Police Seize Property All The Time And It’s No Big Deal — Until They Want To Keep It
  80. Airbnb Ban the Latest in Detroit’s Short-sighted Thinking
    City council makes it harder to earn a living and visit a city desperate for population growth
  81. Lawyers 'Double Dipping' on Asbestos, Traffic Stop Etiquette, Impaired EMTs
    February 9, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  82. Detroit Closed 194 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In 2016-17
  83. Last Year, Flint Schools Got Double The State Average In Funding
  84. Former State Trooper: Cops, Prosecutors Misuse Problematic Asset Forfeiture Law
  85. Crime Shouldn’t Pay, but Requiring Reimbursement May Not Pay Off
    Harsher penalties are not as effective at deterring crime as increasing the risk of getting caught
  86. Where Teachers Get Highest Pay Has Shifted Over Past Three Years
  87. Illinois Takes Pension Advice From ‘The Simpsons’
    Michigan has done a lot to avoid this fate
  88. New Video Series Looks Underneath the Hood at How School Funding Works
    6-part video series examines school funding in Michigan
  89. Debate Heated On Ending Police Keeping Seized Property With No Conviction
  90. Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law Needs to Go
  91. Michigan Charters Get More Bang for the Buck
  92. Extreme Cold Highlights Our Need for Better Energy Options
  93. City’s Politicians Strive To Beat The Clock Spending Federal Money
  94. DTE Electricity: Out With Old Coal, In With New Gas
  95. WMU Professor Responds To Claims He Is Not Pro-School Choice In Education
  96. Cats and Dogs, Chickens and Fish
    February 2, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  97. Traverse City Continuing Push for Government-Run Internet
    Similar efforts have failed in city after city
  98. Public Schooling Interests Recommend Spending More On Public Schooling
  99. Michigan Considers Allowing Ex-Offenders to Work as Health Professionals
    A step in the right direction on licensing
  100. Detroit Tax Officials Eye Blake Griffin’s $171M Salary
  101. Breaking Tax Cut Promise In 2011 Cost Michigan Taxpayers $4.3 Billion (So Far)
  102. Do Michigan Charter Schools Get More Bang for the Buck?

    The past year’s rise of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education has brought more attention to the performance of charter schools, both nationally and in her native Michigan. Charter schools are tuition-free, state-funded schools of choice that tend to operate with fewer dollars than other public schools. How well are charter schools doing with the resources they have?

  103. Charter Schools a Valuable Investment for Taxpayers
    Charters prove more cost effective and produce larger ROI
  104. Detroit Would Mandate Video Surveillance, Make Businesses Pay
  105. Doing More With Less: The Charter School Advantage in Michigan
  106. Snyder, New Report Pitch for More Education Dollars
    Evidence lacking for any significant impact on achievement
  107. Politicians Cannot Keep Up With Dynamic Economy
    Subsidies for a handful, costs for everyone else
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  109. Michigan Schools Underfunded - If You Don’t Count All The Funding Increases
  110. Media Plays Games, Misleads Readers When Its Target Is School Choice
  111. Stakes High In Special Education Disputes, With Legal Costs To Match
  112. Come or Go, Amazon’s HQ Decision Means Little to Michigan Economy
    It’s a magnet for agenda-driven interpretation though
  113. Income Tax Breaks, Environmental Rules Reviews, Ransomware and more
    January 26, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  114. Renewable Energy is Not Cheaper After All
    Popular measurement of renewable energy's cost ignores its unpredictable nature
  115. Number Of Unionized Charter Schools In Michigan: 2.4 Percent
  116. Detroit Fails To Collect 20 Percent of Property Taxes Owed
  117. New Additions to Mackinac Center Board of Scholars
    Three new faces join Center's Board of Scholars
  118. Michigan House Votes to Protect Electronic Data
    Nearly unanimous in support of prohibiting state cooperation with illegal federal searches and seizures
  119. Obama Stimulus Aside, More Money Than Ever Rolling Into State Road Repair Budget
  120. Cash Bail Hurts Innocent Poor People
    The practice should be reformed to serve its purpose better
  121. Mackinac Center Tallies Proposed Expansions and Limitations in Gov. Snyder’s Last State of the State
    The address contained five proposed government expansions and no limitations
  122. State Budget Rose $5.9 Billion During Gov. Snyder’s Tenure
  123. Is This Working? The Effects of Occupational Licensing on the Workforce

    Working a job — any job — is connected to lower poverty, better income mobility, lower crime rates, fewer children born out-of-wedlock and a host of other positive results. But today, the right to earn a living is becoming more difficult. In 1950, only around 5 percent of workers needed an occupational license – today, more than one out of every five workers in Michigan is required to have this special government permission to work. This typically includes mandated educational degrees, hours of training, upfront fees, testing, continuing education, and limits of people with criminal records.

  124. Gov. Snyder Should Make Link Between Jobs and Criminal Justice Reform
    Tonight’s State of the State will certainly focus on jobs — but shouldn’t ignore criminal justice reform
  125. Typical Household Has Lost $1,134 To 2007 Michigan Income Tax Hike
  126. School Choice Week Puts Michigan Progress in Perspective
    Choice popular with parents, still needs vigorous defense
  127. Detroit Education Scene: A March To School Choice
  128. Charter Teachers Get No Pensions, Amendment Would Make Schools Pay Anyway
  129. State Rep. Howrylak Explains Why He Believes Charters Should Pay Into Public School Pension System
  130. Education Policy Expert Provides Important Perspective on New School Finance Study
    Increased funding won’t automatically improve educational outcomes
  131. Veto Override, Higher Income Tax Exemptions, Charter Schools and ISD Money, more
    January 19, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  132. Bad Forensic Evidence Sends Innocents To Prison
  133. As Medicaid Costs Skyrocket, States Have a New Opportunity to Innovate
    New guidance on work requirements indicates potential for reforms
  134. More People Moving From Illinois To Michigan Than The Other Way
  135. Laws of Evidence: How Sound Forensic Science Policy Can Help Prevent Wrongful Convictions

    The Innocence Project is a well-known nonprofit organization whose goal is to exonerate the wrongfully convicted. Forty-six percent of its cases involved misapplied forensic science — meaning that a method, technique or analysis was conducted incorrectly. There have been 17 exonerations in Michigan involving misapplied forensic science. Now, in partnership with the Reason Foundation, the Innocence Project is calling for improvements to forensic science and for better transparency and quality control in crime labs. Panelists from the Innocence Project and Reason will discuss how the application of forensic science to criminal prosecutions can be improved by policy change and public education.

  136. Half-A-Billion Dollars More This Year
  137. Fewer Kids Statewide Does Not Mean Less Money For Schools
  138. DTE Produces Enough Wind Power To Run 24,000 Homes - But Part Of The Day Only
  139. Rising Revenues Never Enough For Michigan Cities And Their Lobbyist
  140. Deed Restrictions, Neighborhood Watch Vehicles
    January 12, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  141. Bills Make It Easier For Private Marketing Bureaus To Force Dues on Businesses
  142. Many Michigan Families Sacrifice for Choice
    Documentary shows how Blaine Amendment limits education options
  143. What People Are Saying About Our 30th Anniversary
  144. Michigan’s Tax Collectors Are Hauling It In
  145. Michigan’s Most Popular Uber Destination is in the City That Once Banned It
    Ann Arbor overregulated ridesharing until state lawmakers freed it
  146. Governor Granholm Called to Underfund Pensions 6 Years Before Company Bankruptcy
    There is no natural constituency for properly funding pensions
  147. Teacher Shortage Claims: Republicans Did It
  148. How to Help Those with a Criminal Record Find Work
    Eliminate unnecessary crimes, right-size punishments and repeal licensing laws
  149. Property Owner: Mackinaw City’s Ban On Airbnb Rentals Violates Our Rights
  150. 2017 Was Good For Michigan
    State economy continues to expand
  151. Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law Drives Up Costs
    Government should do fair bidding for projects
  152. Detroit Ignores State Law, Turns Down Money to Avoid Selling Abandoned School
    Detroit Public Schools Community District enforces deed restriction against charter
  153. You Can Legally Warm Your Car Now
    The Legislature should repeal more nonsensical administrative rules in 2018
  154. Michigan’s Well-Being Metric Stuck in “Balanced” Position
  155. School Choice Breaks Down Racial Barriers
  156. State Forces Hotels And Inns To Fund Private Marketing Bureaus
  157. Michigan Jails’ ‘Pay-To-Stay’ Jail Fees Stir Controversy
  158. 2003 Granholm: ‘California, Eat Your Heart Out!’
  159. Facts About Michigan’s Infrastructure You Never Hear
    Overall, it is serving us pretty well
  160. State Reforms of Occupational Licensing
    New report from Cato highlights Michigan work
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  162. Detroit Public Schools Super Responds To ‘Charter Students Outperform’ Report
  163. Did You Know? Michigan Wolf-Dog Ownership Restrictions
  164. The Numbers Are In: Detroit Charters Outperform Detroit District Schools
  165. Michigan Legislature’s 10 Most Revealing Votes of 2017
    Which side were your lawmakers on?
  166. Michigan Well-Being Metric Stuck in 'Balanced' Position
    Changes in policy could attract more people
  167. No, Michigan Teachers Did Not Experience Pay Cuts In 2017
  168. Unlawful In Michigan To Work For Less Than $9.25/Hour
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