No sunlight for Michigan party caucus meetings

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Accountability, Michigan, News, Open Records, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

Party caucuses around the country and the world still operate by the Las Vegas rule: What happens in caucus stays in caucus.

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Sunshine Week: Michigan House tries to fix ‘worst in nation’ FOIA law

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Accountability, Media, Michigan, News, Open Records, State Government  /  No Comments

All eyes are on the Michigan Senate, which will take up bills passed unanimously by the House to fix the nation’s worst FOIA law. But will it do any good?

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Nanny State of the Week: California slow-pedals autonomous cars

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  Arizona, California, Michigan, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Part 113 of 121 in the series Nanny State of the Week Self-driving cars are the next frontier for the autonomous revolution, coming after cars that automatically brake and parallel park. They’re still in initial stages of testing, but over-cautious nanny regulators in California are forcing their roll-out to more forward-thinking states. State regulations are […]

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School Choice Week in Michigan: A tale of two schools

By   /  January 27, 2017  /  Education, Michigan, News, State Government  /  No Comments

National School Choice Week has been a doozy in Michigan. The same day 38 schools learned they might close in June because of chronic academic failure, 79 others found out they’re off the hook. The news has put a spotlight on vastly different results of two high schools just miles apart with long records of underachievement. […]

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School closures, anger mark School Choice Week in Michigan

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  Education, Michigan, News, State Government  /  No Comments

National School Choice Week got off to a rocky start across Michigan after letters sent from the State School Reform Office arrived at the homes of students from 38 schools, saying schools may close within months due to academic failure.

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Male student punished for touching woman following sexual encounter

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, Michigan  /  No Comments

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A former Michigan State University student was punished for misreading cues from a sexual partner — another reminder that male students should just avoid contact with women on campus.

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