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CMU Tuition More Than Doubled Since 2000; Revenues Up But Enrollment Stagnant 

Mon, 2019-10-14 12:30
State higher education funding is down, though https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26936
Categories: Liberty

MSU Tuition, Overall Spending Up Big Since 2000; State Funding Down

Sat, 2019-10-12 12:30
More spending, higher costs mean more student debt https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26935
Categories: Liberty

Keep Pure Michigan Spending at $0

Sat, 2019-10-12 12:29
The program is ineffective and a waste of taxpayer dollars https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26928
Categories: Liberty

Five Unionized Public Schools Excluded From Funding Hike, Union Silent

Fri, 2019-10-11 12:30
Employees unionized at just five of 300 Michigan charter schools; all excluded from state aid increase https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26929
Categories: Liberty

A Conservative Case for Expunging Criminal Records

Fri, 2019-10-11 12:29
New package of bills would make the expungement process easier https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26932
Categories: Liberty

Corporate Subsidy Formula: Big Promises In Headlines, Failures Invisible

Thu, 2019-10-10 13:00
Take those job promises with a grain of salt https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26927
Categories: Liberty

540 Apply For One Teaching Opening, Zero For Six Others

Wed, 2019-10-09 12:30
Union contract provisions narrow candidates for some of 184 open positions https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26923
Categories: Liberty

Teacher Shortage? District Gets 1,177 Applications for 30 Openings

Tue, 2019-10-08 12:30
Superintendent says 'abundance of applicants without proper certification' https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26922
Categories: Liberty

Since Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal, Deaths Up, Injuries Down

Mon, 2019-10-07 12:30
Worst fears of repeal opponents appear unrealized https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26920
Categories: Liberty

Focus On 'Teacher Shortage' Claims: Is It A Myth?

Sat, 2019-10-05 12:30
Specialty positions aside, public schools get many applicants for most openings https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26919
Categories: Liberty

Gov. Whitmer's Veto Turns $338 Million Transportation Increase Into $37 Million Cut

Fri, 2019-10-04 13:10
Legislature’s budget would have meant 9.2% more for state road and transportation projects https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26916
Categories: Liberty

Whitmer Targets Charter Students in Budget Veto

Fri, 2019-10-04 12:30
Governor’s selective funding hit unfair, incoherent https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26899
Categories: Liberty

Measure Would Protect Electronic Communications From Warrantless Search

Thu, 2019-10-03 14:00
Voters could see ballot measure to expand protections against unreasonable search and seizure https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26915
Categories: Liberty

A Case Study in Ineffectiveness for the MEDC

Thu, 2019-10-03 12:30
Lawmakers pass a budget cutting the agency https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26894
Categories: Liberty

No Need for Veto Work, but if the Governor Insists...

Wed, 2019-10-02 12:29
Gov. Whitmer can look at cutting corporate welfare programs https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26893
Categories: Liberty

Whitmer Vetoes Funding Hike For Schools That Enroll More Poor Kids

Tue, 2019-10-01 16:01
Most at-risk students here attend charters, which mostly outperform district schools https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26896
Categories: Liberty

Media Repeats Unexamined Teachers Union Claims At Own Risk

Tue, 2019-10-01 13:00
Average Grand Rapids teacher pay $54,844, not $40,000 or less https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26895
Categories: Liberty

The Corporate Welfare Lady Protests Too Much

Tue, 2019-10-01 12:59
Evidence shows subsidy efforts are ineffective https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26887
Categories: Liberty

Government Pension Underfunding Threatens U.P. Hospital’s Future

Mon, 2019-09-30 12:30
Reforms may have been too little too late; federal lifeline sought https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26891
Categories: Liberty

Economic Growth Drives Budget Priorities

Mon, 2019-09-30 12:29
Largest gains were schools, roads and Medicaid https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/26884
Categories: Liberty