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Lavora Barnes: GOP tax reform hasn’t lived up to promises

Two years ago today, congressional Republicans unveiled a tax plan, with big promises of a tax cut that would allegedly raise wages, lift up...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Legislature’s budget has some bright spots, but still...

We love budgets at the Michigan League for Public Policy, both as an organization and as individuals. It is a big focus of our...

Susan J. Demas: What’s not in the GOP budget? Start with...

Remember GOP former Gov. Rick Snyder's so-called pension tax, which passed under the GOP-led Legislature in 2011? After the outcry, even some Republicans decided...

Column: Flavored e-cigarettes sweetly lure kids into vaping and also mislead...

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sept. 15 that he plans to pursue emergency regulations to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes,...
Trump in Grand Rapids

Susan J. Demas: Michigan was the key to Trump’s 2016 victory....

To say that Michigan Democrats were gun shy after Donald Trump's 2016 upset here is an understatement. After Trump became the first Republican to win...

Susan J. Demas: What the mean-girl, media-bashing GOP Mackinac confab tells...

If you wanted evidence that, despite beltway pundits' plaintive claims, both parties are not the same, just compare the mean-girl rhetoric of the GOP...
March for Science protestors

Column: Youth climate movement puts ethics at the center of the...

Even if you’ve never heard of Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmentalist who crossed the Atlantic on a sailboat to attend a Sept. 23...

Rick Haglund: Path to self-driving vehicles could be bumpier than a...

Electric self-driving cars and trucks promise to transform an auto industry that has relied almost exclusively on gasoline-powered vehicles for more than a century...

Julie Cassidy: New HUD rule would make it easier to discriminate...

At a recent staff training on racial equity here at the Michigan League for Public Policy, we considered a question: If you threw a...

Susan J. Demas: Knowing what you don’t know is one of...

Last week marked the 18th anniversary of 9/11. I will never forget listening to a couple Iowa hard rock DJs try and figure out...

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