On the Left
- Shirkey 'Reviewing Options' After Attorney General's Line 5 Opinion Michigan Advance discusses Attorney General Dana Nessel’s opinion on the constitutionality of the law that created a new authority to oversee an underwater pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey is reviewing options for the Senate to challenge the option.
- Michigan's Auto Insurance Rates Keep People from Getting Out of Poverty An Detroit Free Press opinion piece shares how driving can alleviate the cycle of poverty.
- Helping adults go back to school, find better jobs According to the most recent U.S. Census data, 63 percent of Michigan residents do not currently have a college degree, says the Michigan League of Public Policy blog, Factually Speaking.
On the Right
- New Legislature Takes Another Swing at Criminal Justice Reform Michigan GOP lawmakers first took on criminal justice reform in 2014. A Michigan Capitol Confidential article discusses increased bipartisan support for reform designed to improve the system.
- Call to Roll Back Third Grade Reading Law Misguided Michigan’s highest elected officials have called for the 2016 third grade reading law to be repealed. Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s blog calls for the state to follow through and focus on improving the skills of struggling readers.
- Michigan Grew Most When Business Subsidies Were Illegal A Michigan Capitol Confidential article shares data demonstrating that states can succeed in the modern economy without spending the public purse for individual private benefit.
Down the Middle
- Attorney General Dana Nessel: Legislation to Allow Line 5 Tunnel is Unconstitutional Attorney General Dana Nessel’s issues an opinion on the constitutionality of the 2018 legislation that allowed for Michigan’s Line 5 tunnel under the waters of the Mackinac Straits.
- Softening Michigan civil asset forfeiture laws helps drug dealers A Bridge Magazine guest comment analyses the impact of Michigan’s forfeiture law and its proposed statutory amendments on public safety
- Michigan needs a tougher drunken driving law A Detroit News indicates the need for lower legal alcohol limits to increase traffic safety.