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According to Gov. Snyder, Michigan is a business, and we’re all his customers. Like most companies, Gov. Snyder’s stockholders are looking to make good on their investment. How? It’s pretty straightforward: privatize core functions of government and create more customers. More customers means more money; and Michigan has nearly 10 million potential customers. A few [...]
Yesterday, the Snyder administration said they’d be shelving their “Skunk Works” group, but left open the possibility that the “value schools” piece of it will live on. The father of “Skunk Works” and Mackinac Center cofounder Richard McLellan declared that while the group is dead, “value schools” are still very much alive. And after claiming [...]
Oooh, that smell. Can you smell that smell? It’s the smell of “Skunk Works” slow-roasting in Michigan’s hot spring sunshine. Over the weekend, emails obtained by the Detroit News through a FOIA request revealed that “Skunk Works” – contrary to what Gov. Snyder has claimed – has always been a government-sanctioned work group. Basically: they [...]
Radical politicians and anti-choice extremists are at it again. They’re resuscitating a failed attempt to dismantle women’s rights. When it comes to making choices about a women’s health and her body, it’s clear conservatives don’t think women have the wherewithal to make their own decisions. They’re escalating efforts to roll back the clock on progress, [...]
What happens when you cut funding to local schools? Easy: they can’t pay their bills. Over the past two weeks, Buena Vista schools, the Flint School District, and Albion High School have had to shut down, cancel classes, or lay off staff and teachers. Even Ann Arbor schools are having trouble and considering cuts to [...]
Yesterday reports emerged that anti-choice groups are launching a ballot drive to revive their failed attempt to ban health insurance plans from covering any abortions, even in case of rape and incest. This extremist proposal was vetoed by Gov. Snyder last December, on the same day he signed another law imposing the most sweeping and [...]