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In Other Words (Week of January 21)

<p><strong>To the Right:&nbsp;</strong></p>

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<li><a href="https://www.mackinac.org/six-more-ideas-for-savings-in-the-state-budget"... More Ideas for Savings in the State Budget</a> James Hohman with the Mackinaw Policy Center blog talks budget priorities for the Michigan budget.</li>
<li><a href="https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/schools-get-more-for-fewer-s... Get More For Fewer Students, Spending Interests Claim Cuts</a> &nbsp;Tom Gantert with <em>Michigan Capitol Confidential</em> talks school spending cuts and low enrollment in Michigan K-12 schools.</li>
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<p><strong>To the Left:</strong></p>

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<li><a href="https://www.michiganadvance.com/2019/01/24/msu-study-michigan-school-fun... School Funding Lower Now Than 25 Years Ago</a> Ken Coleman with <em>Michigan Advance</em> talks MSU study and inadequate school funding.</li>
<li><a href="https://mlpp.org/a-subversion-of-democracy/">A subversion of democracy</a> Gilda Jacobs, of&nbsp;the Michigan League of Public Policy, writes in the&nbsp;blog <em>Factually Speaking</em> about the recent “lame duck” legislative session.</li>
<li><a href="https://www.bridgemi.com/guest-commentary/opinion-want-help-michigans-po... to help Michigan’s poor and middle class? Scrap the gas tax</a>. Al Churchill talks about scrapping gas tax with <em>Bridge Magazine.</em></li>
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<p><strong>Down the Middle: </strong></p>

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<li><a href="https://www.bridgemi.com/guest-commentary/opinion-new-michigan-governor-... Michigan Governer, lawmakers should boost electric vehicle market.</a> From <em>Bridge Magazine</em> commentary, Anne Kelly and Ellen Hughes-Cromwick talk about boosting the electric vehicle market in Michigan.</li>
<li><a href="https://www.bridgemi.com/public-sector/six-things-know-about-federal-gov... things to know about the federal government shutdown in Michigan</a>. Lindsay VanHulle and Jim Malewitz talk about the impact of Federal government shutdown on Michigan.</li>
<li><a href="https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/01/25/sex-offe... offender registry afoul of constitution</a> The <em>Detroit News</em> advocates revamping the state’s Sex Offender Registry Act to reform the state’s criminal justice system.</li>
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