On the Left
- Michigan AG Dana Nessel made the right call on LGBT adoptions A Detroit Free Press article discusses Michigan’s recent decision to extend foster care and adoption services to gay and lesbian parents.
- Senate advances 'raise the age' criminal justice legislation An article from Michigan Advance outlines bills that will prevent 17-year-olds from automatically being tried as adults.
- Michigan’s community colleges are failing our kids A new bipartisan consensus has emerged in favor of the idea that community colleges should pay a major role in teaching technical skills aimed at erasing the “skills gap” between high school and college grads.
On the Right
- A Steady Decline for Unions Under Michigan's Right-to-Work Law An article from Michigan Capitol Confidential finds that labor union membership is on the decline.
- Road going for less than $2.5 Billion A Mackinac Center for Public Policy article points out inconsistencies in the amount of money needed to repair Michigan roads.
- Say No to Business Subsidies The Mackinac Center for Public Policy writes about business subsides and their negative impact on Michigan jobs.
Down the Middle
- Michigan drivers pay small gas tax now. The free ride is over. A Bridge Magazine article by MSU Economics Professor Ronald Fisher shares evidence indicating that Michiganders pay lower gasoline taxes than what most believe.
- Federal panel orders Michigan to redraw congressional, legislative maps for 2020 A Detroit Free Press article reports on a sweeping federal court judgment to end a gerrymandering lawsuit.
- Michigan Senate panel cuts gas tax hike from transportation budget Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is seeking to raise diesel and gasoline taxes to pay for road improvements, but M-Live reports that the state Senate is working on proposals that don’t include revenue from the governor’s proposal.