Bloomberg’s back, this time with TV ads attacking state AGs on EPA regulation

By   /  November 9, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, National, News, regulations, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a $10 million campaign against attorneys general who oppose the Clean Power Plan.

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How much will closing 25 coal plants cost Michigan ratepayers?

By   /  October 30, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Michigan, National, News, regulations  /  No Comments

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Some 25 coal plants in Michigan will go offline by 2020. But will utility ratepayers pay more to transition to other energy sources?

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Enviros aim to shutter Michigan pipeline over ‘indeterminable future threat’

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

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Environmental groups are pushing for a major Michigan pipeline serving northern citizens to be shutdown over fears that it could rupture in the future.

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Nanny State of the Week: Hammock bans mean no hanging out on college campuses

By   /  September 28, 2015  /  Michigan, Nanny State of the Week, National, News  /  No Comments

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The Nanny State is stronger on college campuses than anywhere else, and now school officials at Michigan State are going after hammocks

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Ohio economy falling behind right-to-work neighbor Michigan

By   /  September 23, 2015  /  Indiana, Labor, Michigan, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio’s ability to outperform Michigan’s long-term job growth has been a silver lining around a cloudy Ohio economic recovery for years. No longer. Since December, Ohio’s private-sector job growth rate is 0.2 percent, Indiana’s is 1.5 percent, and Michigan’s is 1.8 percent. Michigan and Indiana are both on track to create more jobs than Ohio does this year, despite having far fewer residents.

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Education Week-in-Review: GOP education and disappearing debt

By   /  August 21, 2015  /  Arizona, California, Education, Education Blog, Michigan, National, Pennsylvania, Texas  /  No Comments

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From our non-wonk’s guide to GOP education policy, to the University of North Texas’ debt disappearing, to a plan by Philadelphia lawyers to bust “ghost teachers,” has covered all the top happenings in the education world.

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