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MI Senate Declines to Raise Fuel Taxes

The Michigan Senate has voted against raising taxes in Michigan.  Considering we already have the 5th highest gas tax in the nation, this was an excellent decision.  Write your senator now and say “thank you” for standing up for Michigan taxpayers! Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

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Help Put an End to Common Core in Michigan

June 03, 2013 J

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 [...]

Right-to-Work Helps Unions, Too

May 17, 2013 J

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.”

Medicaid Expansion in Oregon: No Improvement in Health

May 02, 2013 J

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?”