Category Reports

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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by Kara Douma, M.P.A., Senior Consultant for Survey Research This Advisor discusses what's right and wrong with our schools, based on data from the 1996 Michigan Education Poll and a 1997 Wall Street ...
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by Robert J. Kleine, Vice President and Senior Economist This Advisor summarizes the highlights of Governor Engler’s recommended state budget for fiscal year 1997–98. It comments on the budget's economic assumptions as ...
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