Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Federal and State Money Poured Into Flint


Did You Know? Post-Water Crisis, Fed and State Money Pours Into Flint - $347 million so far — nearly five times the city’s annual budget — delivered for infrastructure and more

Pension Shortfall Since 2009 is Enough to Give Every Teacher a $180K Bonus

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

$275,000 in Public Dollars on Tax Hike Vote


School District Spent $275,000 in Public Dollars on Tax Hike Vote - Kent County taxpayer-funded campaign was ‘extremely biased towards an affirmative vote’

Official State Plan for Failing Schools: Meetings, Plans, Discussions, More Plans - State won’t close chronically failed Detroit schools, but bureaucrats and stakeholders plan to make plans

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Michigan Teachers Nation's Highest Paid


Michigan Teachers Are the Nation’s Highest Paid - When compared to the average income of people in the state they serve

School Funding in Michigan Reaches All-Time High - Record revenues for schools likely will continue

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Promoting Union Politics Under Tea Party Flag


Astroturf? Facebook Page Promotes Union Politics Under Tea Party Flag - On pension reform, it quacks like a government employee union

If School Pensions are ‘Vital,’ They Should Have Been Properly Funded - School employees are the state’s largest creditors

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Funding Schools For Students Who Aren't There


Michigan Democrats Vote to Give Detroit Schools Money for Students Who Don't Go There - Budget amendment had full support of Democratic Senate

Evidence? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Evidence, Imply Tourism Officials - Tourism officials make claims they can’t support

Why Michigan Has a Pension Problem - Everyone wants to avoid responsibilities on retiree benefits

Not Taxed Enough? How About Now? Is It Ever Enough for Special Interests?

If US Relied on Solar, Not Coal, 12 Million Workers Would Need to Be Repurposed - Solar produces few watts per worker; with low unemployment who will generate the juice?


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NPS Spends $506k to Promote Old Cars


National Park Service Spends $506k to Promote Old Cars - ‘It’s a matter of public interest’ says director of grant recipient

Let People Rent Out Their Property - New bills would let homeowners use Airbnb, other services

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Funding Schools For Students Who Aren't There


Michigan Democrats Vote to Give Detroit Schools Money for Students Who Don't Go There - Budget amendment had full support of Democratic Senate

Congressional Science Spending Largely Untouched - Federal spending bill lets the air out of protestor’s tires

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