Education week-in-review: Jailing parents and stonewalling a senator

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  California, Education, Education Blog, Michigan, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From Washington D.C., where trying to sneak their kids into a better school can land parents in jail, to Milwaukee, where the Justice Department is stonewalling a U.S. senator, it’s been an interesting week in education news.

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Michigan bill to ban tax-funded ‘release time’ expected to pass

By   /  July 21, 2015  /  Education, Labor, Michigan, News  /  No Comments

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Two bills, which ban union “release time,” are expected to pass the Michigan Legislature.

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Company that got millions from U.S. taxpayers now profits Chinese owners

By   /  June 19, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Michigan, National, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Battery company A123 expects to turn a profit for the first time this year but that doesn’t mean that taxpayers will see any of it

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Michigan becomes the latest state to enact faith-based conscience protections

By   /  June 12, 2015  /  Michigan, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday signed a bill that allows faith-based adoption agencies to turn away same-sex and unmarried couples because of religious convictions.

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Bill to compensate wrongfully imprisoned may have a friend in Gov. Snyder

By   /  May 28, 2015  /  Michigan, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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A Democratic state senator is trying to change Michigan from being one of two states that do not financially compensate residents who have been wrongfully imprisoned.

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Michigan’s economic recovery more than just the auto industry

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  Michigan, Opinion  /  No Comments

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By James M. Hohman and Jarrett Skorup | Watchdog Opinion
As Michigan continues its economic recovery that has led to more jobs, higher real estate values and more government tax revenue, one might wonder what’s driving the state’s recent economic growth. Some point to the booming auto industry, praising the bailouts and speedy bankruptcies. Yet, while […]

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