Brief commentaries and opinion pieces on issues of the day. Published periodically, sometimes in conjunction with Michigan Roundup. Written by various staff members. The Best of Times: A Review of ...
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A monthly publication that provides analysis of important health care issues under consideration by the legislature, executive branch, and professional associations. Written by Peter Pratt, Ph.D., Vice President and Senior ...
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by Laurie Cummings, Senior Consultant for Economic & Education Policy This Advisor previews some of the initial evidence on economic development in Michigan’s tax-free renaissance zones. In July 1996 Governor Engler signed ...
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by Craig Ruff, President This Advisor proposes that school boards could be changed in a number of ways, most notably to comprise not just elected members but also some appointed trustee members; ...
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by Nick Khouri, Vice President This Advisor examines changes in the state’s single business tax that took effect this year, points out the levy’s revenue—which was expected to increase slightly—appears actually to ...
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by Robert Kleine, Vice President and Senior Economist After 25 years of futility and 12 ballot proposals, in 1994 Michigan finally revamped the way it funds public K–12 education. This Advisor presents ...
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by Laurie Cummings, Economist, and Robert Kleine, Senior Economist Once forbidden fruit, gaming has grown in popularity nationwide as a form of entertainment and as fuel for state budgets. This Advisor discusses ...
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by Craig Ruff, President In November 1992, Michigan voters approved placing limits on the number of terms that an individual may serve in elective state office.  This paper reviews the ...
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