BREAKING: Sun sets in the west…

… And two Democrat members of the Michigan Board of State Canvassers picked union leaders and Democratic Party bosses over the rule of law, voting to disenfranchise nearly 400,000 Michigan voters who signed petitions demanding an end to the state’s costly prevailing wage mandate.

Julie Matuzak and Jeannette Bradshaw, Democrats and union activists themselves, blatantly disregarded the staff report from the nonpartisan civil servants in the Bureau of Elections and abdicated their responsibility to Michigan voters and to Michigan state law.

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The road to Hell is paved with… your tax dollars?

Earlier this month, Gretchen Whitmer, establishment Democrats’ favorite gubernatorial candidate, proposed an absolutely staggering $20 billion in new taxes to fix the roads. She called it a “fix the damn roads proposal.”

She must have forgotten that Michigan voters only a few short years ago went to the polls and overwhelmingly defeated an even smaller road tax hike proposal.

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall...

Who's the Left-est of them all?

Factions inside the Michigan Democrat Party have declared war with one another, seeing who can sprint to the hard Left the fastest, as party leaders gather this weekend for the Party’s “endorsement” convention.

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Tell Whitmer, Dingell – Hands Off the 2nd Amendment

Liberal extremists like Gretchen Whitmer and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell have their sights set on the 2nd Amendment. Over the last few weeks, they’ve been attending rallies, talking to cable news networks, and telling Michiganders about their desire to restrict your gun rights.

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Pollsters, Molesters (accused), and Whitmer – Oh My!

Gretchen Whitmer refuses to return thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from her former legislative colleague, Brian Banks, a Detroit-area felon sued by a state employee for molesting him in a Lansing hotel room.
 
We might finally have a clue why.
 
Whitmer needs the backing of prominent Detroit politicians like Brian Banks to win her primary… and things aren’t going so well.
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While the Left Whines, Kids Win Big

Public education in Michigan is better funded than ever before, and you can thank… Republicans, of course!

Democrats and their union allies make headlines every week complaining about education funding, but when you crunch the numbers and examine the budget figures, it turns out it’s the other side of the aisle delivering in a big way for Michigan students.
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Republicans getting job done

This article originally appeared in The Detroit News.

The crack of the bat in Detroit. Tulips blooming in Holland. Democrats and union bosses complaining about non-existent K-12 public school funding problems in Lansing. Ah, the rituals of Spring.

While the rest of the state prepares for Easter, starts planning getaways and family vacations, or daydreams of summer while shopping for Tigers tickets, Lansing politicians are working out the details that’ll make up the year’s public spending budget.

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Here Comes the Sun

Politicians talk a good game about government transparency, but too often they fail to walk the walk. This week, as government watchdogs and reporters observe Sunshine Week – an annual observance promoting greater transparency from your elected employees – there are signs that’s changing in Michigan.

Michigan State University’s appalling burying of complaints about Larry Nassar has state lawmakers and candidates racing to embrace transparency.

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No More 'Cook'ing the Books

The Michigan Education Association has spent decades misusing public education dollars to fund their union business. If that weren’t enough, they’ve used loopholes to spike their one-percenter union bosses’ pensions, leaving taxpayers holding the bag. Enough is enough.

That could all finally be changing, thanks to a pair of bills sponsored by state Senator Marty Knollenberg, and given a hearing this week in the Senate Education Committee by Chairman Sen. Phil Pavlov.
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Whitmer Campaign Engages Panic Mode

Gretchen Whitmer is an out-of-touch East Lansing liberal running for governor on a platform to take us back to the glory days of… Jennifer Granholm. So it was no wonder when word began leaking (again… and again… and again…) that Democratic power brokers were desperately trying to find an alternative.
 
The last two weeks haven’t been kind to Whitmer. First, she lost her campaign manager – the third high profile departure from her team since she launched her candidacy!
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