Our biweekly compilation of policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan.
On the Left
- Time to Prioritize Struggling Schools and Students From the Michigan League for Public Policy’s blog Factually Speaking, senior policy analyst Pat Sorenson shares why Michigan needs to focus on our struggling schools.
- Study: More than 40,000 Michigan Teens and Kids don't get needed Mental Health Treatment Michigan Radio with their broadcast program Stateside, talks with Daniel Whitney, the author of the report on how Michigan needs to extend more mental health support to more youngsters and teen-agers in their communities.
- My view from the ICU: Everyone deserves quality health care Serious medical costs without healthcare are often higher than the average annual salary and could bankrupt most families. The Michigan League for Public Policy’s blog Factually Speaking discusses Healthy Michigan Plan work requirements and how they could cost one-fourth of State’s Medicaid expansion population its Medicaid coverage.
On the Right
- Saving Money for Michigan Workers A Mackinac Centre for Public Policy blog discusses why Michigan workers deserve to keep their money on Gov.Gretchen Whitmer’s recent call for a change in state policy that could come at a cost for working families.
- State of the System Michigan’s Capitol Confidential discusses criminal justice reform and why it should be a priority for Michigan.
- Michigan's Democratic Governor Pushes Special Corporate Tax Break Are corporate handouts effective in creating jobs? The Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s blog notes Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s push for a corporate tax break.
Down the middle
- More Michigan Residents get College Degrees, but state still Trails Diploma Race More Michigan residents are obtaining college degrees, but the state is behind in granting diplomas. Bridge Magazine, published by the Center for Michigan, shares census data showing that Michigan is closing the education gap.
- Whitmer's New Environmental Order Leaves 'Polluter Panels' in Place - for Now Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new executive order keeps two environmental panels in place after the Legislature rejects the first executive order of her tenure.
- Michigan GOP asks High Court to Rule on Sick Leave, Minimum Wage Changes Bridge Magazine publishes a piece about Republicans in the Michigan House and Senate and their decision to ask the Michigan Supreme Court to rule on whether the Legislature could in a single year pass legislation offering state workers paid sick leave and higher minimum wages and then amend the same measures.