HUD backs millions in loans on projects worth a fraction of the debt

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Accountability, Colorado, Federal Government, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, News, North Carolina, Ohio, Open Records, Taxes, Washington  /  No Comments

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Despite a warning from its economist, HUD went forward with a loan guarantee for an upscale retirement development that defaulted, leaving taxpayers on the hook for nearly $50 million.

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Parents in Michigan are marching for school choice

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Michigan  /  No Comments

Now with more voters!

Parents in Michigan are marching 90 miles from Detroit to the state capital of Lansing to bring attention to school choice and their desire for a larger voice in the issue. “Parents expect decisions affecting their children’s education to be made by those with connections to the community that their school serves,” said Hilary Young, a […]

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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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