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Editorial: Revisit Michigan’s outdated road funding formula
Editorial: Save the internet from needless regulation
"Technological innovation relies on a safe and open internet, and Title II threatens that by putting too much power in the hands of the government."
Editorial: Court rightly revives false fraud case
"After falsely accusing thousands of Michiganians of fraud, the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency is still dealing with the legal repercussions."
Editorial: Guess what? Vaccines prevent outbreaks
Infectious diseases once thought eradicated in the U.S. are roaring back as growing numbers of children aren’t getting shots.
Editorial: Automakers pay for border fight
"Adding a border closure would be more than automakers could bear."
Editorial: Stick with the tunnel for Line 5
"The governor's job is not to enable a radical environmental agenda, but to protect the lakes."
Editorial: Nessel oversteps authority in axing laws
"The attorney general has wasted no time in her first few months in overthrowing or undermining laws she doesn’t like."
Editorial: You can’t throw money at War on Poverty
"The best intentions of politicians aren’t paying off. Doubling down on the same policies will continue failing low-income students."
Editorial: Move ahead with payments to wrongfully imprisoned
"Asking those who have already been horribly wronged by the state to wait for the money their owed is the wrong approach."
Editorial: Green Light can’t become Big Brother
"Duggan is right to want to protect Detroiters, but he should be careful not to turn the city into an Orwellian state."
Editorial: Tax credits should encourage work
"Using tax credits to assure it is more profitable to work and seek higher skills than it is to collect benefits is sound policy."
Editorial: Good riddance to pot licensing board
"The Marijuana Regulatory Agency should work to reduce the cost of licensing pot businesses while also streamlining the application process."
Editorial: Tie tax hike to no fault reform
"Staying in Detroit would be made much easier by substantially bringing down the cost of auto insurance. And it's the quickest fix."
Editorial: Use fuel sales tax to fix roads
"Diverting the sales tax to the transportation fund make $900 million annually available for road work."
Editorial: Keep door open to skilled immigrants
"Trump should make sure his administration smooths out the visa program and expands the number of slots for qualified candidates."
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Editorial: Weiser served the GOP well
"Ron Weiser's counsel and his fundraising prowess would be hard to replace."
Editorial: Don’t prevent poor from getting loans
Many call these loans predatory, but many low-income Americans find access to payday loans essential for dealing with emergencies.
Stable neighborhoods will boost Detroit
"JPMorgan Chase announced Thursday it would add $15 million to Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund, a public-private partnership."
Editorial: House GOP smart to stay bipartisan
"These are important goals for lawmakers -- and the state -- and they are also a reasonable set of priorities given the current divided government."
Editorial: Lawmakers, think beyond snow day waivers
"Lawmakers ought to encourage schools to employ a year-round calendar that could more easily accommodate make-up days."
Editorial: Examine conflicts in Wayne Treasurer’s office
It stretches belief that Sabree would have so little knowledge of his wife's business, particularly since it dovetails so neatly with his own.
Editorial: We can’t fill potholes with photos
"We can't just demand better roads; we have to pay for them."
Editorial: Green New Deal a bad deal for freedom
"The great flaw in the Green New Deal is so obvious that it was all tried before, by socialist regimes, and failed miserably."
Editorial: Dems put target on many top charters
"Democrats are renewing their war on school choice in Michigan, this time targeting some of the top performing charters in the state. "
Editorial: End foot-dragging on Trump nominees
"Senate Democrats find political value in slow walking Trump nominees."
Macomb must account for forfeiture funds
"Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith appears to have been enjoying a spending spree using forfeiture funds -- without any accountability."
Editorial: Slow down the revolving door
"The revolving door keeps spinning in Lansing, delivering politicians from their elected offices into high-paid lobbying jobs."
Editorial: Shutdown paused; now negotiate
Now the hard work begins and Democrats must follow through on promises to negotiate a deal.
Sex Offender Registry afoul of constitution
"Michigan’s offender registry is open to the public, and that kind of shaming hampers these individuals from getting jobs and rebuilding their lives."
Editorial: Give federal workers shutdown relief
"New Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, is joining other members of the House to offer unpaid workers a lifeline."
Editorial: Pettiness won’t end shutdown
"These are not the Founding Fathers at work in Washington today. More like their spoiled rotten grandchildren."
Editorial: Engler had right skills, wrong temperament
"Engler erred in his callous comments toward victims. But he also deserves credit for helping the university move on from this dark moment."
Editorial: Grading schools shouldn’t be this hard
"It shouldn’t be this hard for parents to have a meaningful school grading system."
Editorial: Protect citizens from property grabs
"Kudos to the Michigan Legislature for starting off its new session with a bipartisan pact to protect the civil liberties of citizens."
Editorial: Let the sunshine in
"Michigan is one of just two states that doesn't apply FOIA rules to all of its elected officials"
State contracts should put taxpayers first
The state already has programs to help spur economic development. Using government contracts to do so is the wrong approach.
Editorial: Students pay price for UM diversity goals
"It is fine to make campuses more diverse and inclusive, but students shouldn’t be forced to foot the bill for well-compensated administrators."
Editorial: Dems should swap wall for immigrants
"Trump wants to solve the DACA problem, but he also wants to use it as a bargaining chip. This is as good a time as any to put it on the table.