Blog Archives

Column: Good candidates, not maps, alter election results

Originally published in the Detroit News, on May 16, 2019, here.

Late last month, a trio of activist judges on the U.S. District Court handed down a decision that sent shockwaves through Lansing’s political class and may soon deprive you of the right to be represented by the man or woman you recently elected.

Read more ›

Posted in Elections, Michigan News, Michigan Opinion
Tags: ,

Column: Shuntown threats bad for business

Orginally published in the Detroit News, on April 19, 2019, here.

Government shutdowns are bad for working families. Michigan learned that the hard way just a decade ago, when a pair of shutdowns paralyzed the state, took police off the road, and put the proverbial flashing neon sign at the state’s southern border,

Read more ›

Posted in Michigan News, Michigan Opinion


Column: Dems unfairly target charter schools

If charter school parents, teachers, and advocates don’t get serious about saving schools in 2018, they may very well not have safe, high-quality schools left in many communities — urban, suburban and rural.

Posted in Education, Michigan News, Michigan Opinion
Tags: , , ,

Column: Incentivize talent with lower taxes

Want to get serious about attracting talent? Want to create a talent pipeline from one corner of the state to the next? Want to grow the state’s budget by injecting it with thousands of new taxpayers, so we can finally “fix the damn roads?”

Then let’s not blow workers away with $20 billion in new taxes. Let’s tell all those families we want to attract we’re willing to let them keep more of their own money.

Posted in Education, Elections, Michigan News, Michigan Opinion


Column: Issues that matter this election

Personalities matter, but so do issues. This year in particular, amidst a hyper-divisive political environment with an angrier-than-ever-before 24 hour news cycle, it’s the big issues and how candidates up and down the ballot respond to them that will drive voter sentiment and, eventually, behavior.

Posted in Elections, Michigan News, Michigan Opinion
Tags: , ,

Marriage Round-up:

Legal Ground for state’s claim flimsy 

Democrats defend Bill Schuette’s defense of the Michigan Constitution

Freep curates “key briefs”

Freep:  Why Michigan’s marriage ban is doomed 

A primer on what you need to know,

Read more ›

Posted in Michigan News, Michigan Opinion


.@philpavlov & @JohnMProos leading on STEM reforms!

Leading on STEM reform…helping Michigan school children be ready and able to compete for their futures!

Read more ›

Posted in Education, Michigan News


@MIGOP state house members leading on decriminalizing per @Ingrid_Jacques

Here.

Read more ›

Posted in Michigan News


.@MichCapCon notes a major flip-flop by Detroit Democrat

Here.   Did they get new data?  A new perspective?  Campaign cash?  Threats by union thugs?  Who knows?  Rep Robison does…

Read more ›

Posted in Michigan News


Ouch! @MichCapCon calcs cost of MI Prop 1 @ $525 PER YEAR PER PERSON

Here.   Hefty!  Unless your a 1-percenter union boss…

Read more ›

Posted in Michigan News, Michigan Opinion