UPDATE: On Dec. 4, the bills gutting minimum wage and paid sick leave were passed by the House with some small changes, and then passed again by the Senate and sent to the governor for his [...]
On Sept. 7, Michigan joined 32 other states in “banning the box” for employment with the State of Michigan, as Governor Snyder signed a directive that would take questions about felony [...]
Even though it is part of my job to write objectively about public policy developments, sometimes it is difficult. When lawmakers use disingenuous means to block the people of Michigan from [...]
It is election season again, and with it we get the same old campaign clichés about cutting taxes. What candidates are not telling their would-be constituents is that tax cuts have been partially [...]
A one-time fix to help balance the state budget has now become regular practice in the annual appropriations process. Michigan has shifted a total of $4.5 billion intended for K-12 public schools [...]
This past Tuesday, dozens of advocates and petition circulators convened in the library of Lansing’s Central Methodist Church to announce the gathering of more than 380,000 signatures to put [...]
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