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,” Watchdog.org has covered all the top happenings in the education world.

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Michigan school turnaround program successful for 16 schools

By   /  August 18, 2015  /  Education, Michigan, News  /  No Comments

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Sixteen schools are no longer on the state’s Priority Schools List, because they’ve made substantial improvements. They did not receive additional state funding, requiring them to be smarter, more efficient, and more focused about how they spent their money.

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The strategy behind opposition to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

By   /  August 7, 2015  /  Alabama, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, National, New Mexico, News, State Government, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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Critics of the Clean Power Plan, finalized by the Obama administration, are fighting a two-pronged battle.

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