On the Left
- Bipartisan 'Clean Slate' Criminal Expungement Bills Get House Hearing An article from Michigan Advance describes the current expungement process and what changes the legislature is proposing.
- Whitmer Backs Impeachment Inquiry The U.S. House Democrats have started a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Michigan Advance writes about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s support for the impeachment proceedings.
Down the Middle
- Real funding is down for Michigan schools. Thanks, DeVos family David Arsen, professor of education at MSU, in a guest commentary with Bridge Magazine, outlines additional inadequacies in Michigan’s school financing.
- How Gretchen Whitmer Could Fight GOP Budget, Avoid Michigan Government Shutdown Bridge Magazine highlights state budget negotiations and what can be done to avoid a government shutdown before the deadline.
- Michigan should fight weakening of federal school lunch standards Anne Kittendorf, assistant professor at the University of Michigan, encourages Michiganders to stand up against recent loosening of federal nutritional standards for school lunches.
On the Right
- The Corporate Welfare Lady Protests Too Much Evidence shows that government subsidies mean to attract new business are forms of corporate welfare that in the end are ineffective and costly. Commentary published by Michigan Capitol Confidential.com.
- Retaining Students Who Lag in Literacy Pays Off Early literacy, even if students must be held back to repeat a grade, is a "small, sure step toward needed improvements" in assuring literate citizens, says a blog published by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
- The Ability to Strike United Auto Workers – General Motors’ contract negotiations could easily progress just by realizing that President Trump has created a rewarding economy that gives unions the upper hand. Opinion on RightMI.com.