The Michigan House of Representatives passed on Tuesday an assortment of bills that expands transparency to the legislature and governor's office by eliminating their exemptions to the state's FOIA laws.Read more
It could happen next week.
The state legislature is back in Lansing this month and the top priority for a veritable army of special interests and lobbyists is the passage of a sweeping and costly energy reform package designed to kill electric choice and dramatically raise rates on Michigan families.
Lawmakers should reject it once and for all.Read more
America used to stand for entrepreneurship and grit.
This young entrepreneur, unfortunately, had to learn the lessons of a big, overreaching government.
Shutting down a 10-year-old girl's lemonade stand and requiring permits totaling $3,500 to continue her business is shameful.Read more
State Representative Gary Glenn recently introduced Worker's Choice legislation, which would strengthen worker rights and release unions from representing those who chose not to pay membership dues.Read more
Michigan Freedom Fund Executive Director Tony Daunt joined Lester Graham on Michigan Radio to discuss Greg McNeilly's latest Detroit News opinion piece. He examines the (hypocritical) political and financial support by Michigan Democrats of Rep. Brian Banks despite his perpetual struggles with the law.Read more
The following was originally published in The Detroit News.
There’s an old saying about people in glass houses and the throwing of stones. Not a parable Michigan Democrats are familiar with, apparently.
Michigan liberals have spent countless hours lecturing Republicans about the need to distance themselves from their presidential nominee because, they claim, the way he talks isn’t dignified. His behavior, they say, sets a bad example for our children.
Their arguments might be worth taking a little more seriously if they practiced even for a moment what they preached.Read more
Mackinac Center for Public Policy Director of Labor Policy Vinnie Vernuccio on a new poll of labor union members.
Socialism in actual practice and socialism in theory are two incredibly different things.
My generation, millennials, are incredibly supportive of socialism even though they can't seem to accurately describe it.
Instead of writing about what socialism is -- let's see what socialism actually looks like!Read more
Did you vote last week in the August 2nd primary?
... or did he?Read more
Crain's Detroit published an article Sunday that references legislation aimed at ending electric choice. It deserves our attention.
Only two of 10 active alternative-energy suppliers in Michigan could qualify to serve electricity customers in the state's 10 percent choice program under legislation sponsored by Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, unless they make major investments that would likely make the business unprofitable.