The recent spike in Michigan gas prices has caused a wave of news reports suggesting that it will be more difficult for lawmakers to increase gas taxes and registration fees in order to "Just Fix the Roads." But this shouldn't stop lawmakers attempts to find more money for roads, especially if they are a priority.
Gov. Rick Snyder has invited Kathleen Sebelius, one of the Obama Administration's leading lieutenants, to meet with state lawmakers and twist some arms in support of a $1.3 billion Medicaid expansion
The persistent push for increasing taxes by $1.2-$1.6 billion to fund roads continues in Lansing tomorrow. For the second time this week, the House Transportation Committee will be meeting to discuss various bills that would increase the amount of state taxes residents of Michigan will pay per gallon of fuel. Contact your state legislators and tell them NO tax hike, prioritize spending first!
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.