Gretchen Whitmer's Missing Backbone

Gretchen Whitmer’s New Year couldn’t have gotten off to a more disappointing start.

According to a new bombshell report from the Detroit News, a growing federal corruption probe in metro Detroit has the FBI looking into a number of prominent area Democrats.  The FBI’s “target subjects” include disgraced former lawmaker, felon, sexual harasser and Whitmer money-man Brian Banks, and perhaps her most prominent Detroit backer, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon. 

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Embrace this freedom agenda

This article originally appeared in The Detroit News.

‘Twas the Thursday before Christmas, and all through the House, not a creature was stirring – because the state Legislature adjourned and went home to recharge for a big 2018.

(Sorry, if you were expecting verse, this space is more for polemics than poetry.)

Good thing, too, because taxpayers, workers, and families across the state yearning for more freedom (and more cash in their pockets come next Christmas) have a pretty important policy wish list.

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Tackle looming liability crisis

This article originally appeared in The Detroit News.

There’s a liability crisis threatening public workers, taxpayers, and the stability of local governments across the state of Michigan, and unless leaders get serious, it’s going to devastate our communities.

A task force created by Gov. Rick Snyder studied unfunded liabilities at the local level and the data is shocking. Local governments have promised municipal employees and retirees massive post-employment health care benefits but failed to properly fund them, in excess of $10 billion of your (eventual) tax dollars. At the same time, these local governments are facing unfunded pension liabilities of an additional $7.5 billion.

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Standing Up for Your Second Amendment Rights

The Second Amendment is an important part of our mission at the Michigan Freedom Fund. We strongly believe in the fundamental right to keep and bear arms. Today, the Senate Government Operations Committee voted to protect your Second Amendment Rights, enabling specially licensed individuals to conceal carry in schools, churches, and other “Gun Free Zones.”

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UM’s intolerant environment

This article originally appeared in The Detroit News.

The day after last November’s election, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel took to campus to address students, express his shock at Donald Trump’s win and comfort them with the reminder that the university was a safe space where they were surrounded by like-minded liberals.

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Where's Gretchen?

Last week, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar released an “education” plan that directly assaults school choice by banning for-profit schools[1]. Under his plan, the four best public schools in the state would be forced to close.

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Protect workers’ rights

This article originally appeared in The Detroit News.

Imagine being coerced to join a club you don’t like, pay for a service you don’t want, or accept representation from someone you never had the opportunity to vote for. Doesn’t sound fair, does it?

It’s not fair, but that’s what happens to blue-collar workers and hardworking state employees every single day in Michigan.

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Detroit News: Banks may run for Senate District

The Detroit News reports:

Democratic former Rep. Brian Banks of Harper Woods has formed a campaign committee to start raising money for a potential state Senate run in the 2nd District – a seat held by embattled Sen. Bert Johnson, who has been federally indicted over an alleged “ghost employee.”

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Campaigns should eschew predators

This article originally appeared in The Detroit News.

Free campaign advice to candidates across the state: If you’re approached by an alleged sexual predator who offers you a giant bag full of money as an “in” to your campaign, say no. Better yet, tell him to go jump off a bridge.

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Has Governor Snyder Given Up on Trying to Help Michigan Kids?

This article originally appeared in The Detroit News.

Gov. Rick Snyder appears done trying to help the kids of Michigan.

It’s hard to draw any other conclusion, following his handling this spring of the state’s worst performing schools, and news just this month that he’s giving up control of the state’s School Reform Office and passing it off to an education department that’s been failing Michigan kids for generations.

Things haven’t always looked so bleak.

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