Saturday, February 25, 2017

CapCon

Tax Cut Myths

Liberal Group Says Income Tax Cut Means Cops and Firefighters May Not Show Up - But public safety is paid for with local dollars

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Friday, February 24, 2017

CapCon

Big Government Republicans

Here are the 12 Republicans Who Voted 'No' on Cutting the Income Tax

These 20 Republicans Voted 'Yes' on Giving $1.8 Billion to Big Developers

Come to our free lunch event next Tuesday in Lansing on "bottleneckers." A “bottlenecker” is someone who uses the power of the government to limit competition in the market and artificially boost their own profits. Bottleneckers use a variety of methods to achieve their goals, including tax loopholes, regulations, occupational licensing requirements, minimum wage laws and many more. Click here for more information and to sign up.


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Michigan Capitol Confidential

Windmills, Breaking the Law, Tax Cut

Windmills Tall as Skyscrapers Proposed for Rural Michigan County

Michigan's Largest School Districts Breaking Teacher Pay Law - 12 of 20 ignore law completely; another six pay lip service

When Will Michigan Families Get Some Tax Relief Too?

State Pays More as Community College Tuition Rises, Enrollment Falls - Funding is up $100 million while number of students falls 19 percent

$28K or Less for First-Year Teachers? Four Districts Pay That


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CapCon

Michigan Doesn't Close Bad Schools

Close Failing Public Schools? Not in Michigan - Poor charter schools are closed, but not traditional ones

State Pension Funds Invest in Risky Ventures

Teacher Evaluations Out of Sync With Outcomes - Only 0.5 percent of educators labeled 'ineffective'


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CapCon

Here's How Tall Those Windmills Are

Windmills As Tall As Skyscrapers Coming to Rural Michigan - 60 of them, taller than Detroit's iconic Guardian Building

When Will Michigan Families Get Some Tax Relief Too? - Spending interests get theirs, corporate welfare recipients rolling in taxpayer dollars

Average Annual Taxpayer Savings: $173.52


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Monday, February 20, 2017

CapCon

Lansing Promised a Tax Cut

Michigan's $6.3 Billion Broken Promise 

Detroit Public Schools Goes Big for Teacher Merit Pay - Out of 2,729 Detroit teachers, 96 earned $1,000 rewards for student progress

Congress May Protect Private Pensions from State Bureaucrats


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Saturday, February 18, 2017


CapCon

Spending More, Getting Less

State Pays More as Community College Tuition Rises, Enrollment Falls - Pension underfunding expense socks colleges; professor questions value for taxpayers

The High Cost of High Cigarette Taxes - Research reveals unintended consequences


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