On the Left
- Whitmer, EGLE want EPA to toughen water lead rules An article in Michigan Advance includes proposed changes to the national action level for lead in drinking water.
- A lot to like in Gov. Whitmer's budget, but past tax cuts and lack of revenue still hurting the state An article published in the Michigan League for Public Policy outlines Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget priorities.
- Whitmer’s new poverty task force gets it right A Michigan Advance article highlights the efforts of Whitmer’s poverty task force and its potential to improve outcomes in Michigan.
Down the middle
- Preschoolers, older college students win in Whitmer education budget An article published in Bridge Magazine finds that Whitmer’s budget priorities include the biggest boost in K-12 and higher education spending in 20 years.
- Michigan Senate rejects Whitmer appointee to hunting panel The Detroit Free Press reports reasons why the Michigan Senate didn’t approve of a Whitmer appointee to a state commission.
- Wary of water safety, Michigan residents want stronger regulation Bridge Magazine publishes results of a Center for Michigan report on water quality and affordability.
On the Right
- New report card ranks Michigan's elementary and middle schools A Mackinac Center for Public Policy article describes a newly released Michigan Context and Performance Report Card that studies how schools are performing in Michigan.
- How Michigan Regulates Child Care Shows How Ineffective Licensing Laws Are Commentary published in Michigan Capitol Confidential describes Michigan’s occupational licensing rules as “ineffective.” “Many have arbitrary standards and mandates,” the commentary author concludes.
- Taking Michigan’s Literacy Challenge Seriously Michigan Capitol Confidential commentary highlights how teacher preparation can be an effective strategy in improving reading instruction in Michigan.