Lawmakers in Michigan look to be hitting the pause button on implementing federal Common Core standards at least until they learn more about them, and how they might impact schools and students. The House and Senate adopted Conference Report for the omnibus appropriation’s bill included a section stating that the Department’s appropriations shall not be [...]
According to Gongwer Michigan, the House passed legislation eliminating registration of the state's auctioneers. Unnecessary licensing requirements can deter entrepreneurship, stopping someone from pursuing their 'good life.' Government does right when it eliminates these unnecessary barriers to entry.
I’ve explained in a previous article why the "free rider" argument of unions is legally flawed, but today I’d like to tackle its assumption that collective bargaining is always beneficial to these so-called “freeloaders.”
The reforms to Medicaid proposed in HB 4714 may be well intentioned, but please do not be fooled. This legislation still represents a huge and costly expansion of a failed government health insurance system over which the State of Michigan has very little control.
Yesterday, the New England Journal of Medicine released a new study with dramatic ramifications on the current Medicaid expansion debate. The study measured the effects of expanding Medicaid to 10,000 individuals in Oregon, and showed that expanded access has no “significant improvement in measured physical health outcomes.” As states grapple with the decision to dramatically expand their Medicaid roles, this study should give everyone pause to ask “is expansion really worth it?”