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Wednesday, February 27,2013

A carrot for graduates

by Walt Sorg
Michigan is one of the dumbest states in the nation, but it's not a matter of genetics or innate intelligence. We aren't trying hard enough. And we're also losing too many of our best and brightest.
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Wednesday, February 20,2013

Ditching factories, funding education and the myth of low business costs: Lou Glazer's data-driven economics

by Walt Sorg
A soft-spoken policy wonk has become one of the most influential voices in Michigan on how to reinvent the state’s economy. No, it's not the self-described "One Tough Nerd" in the Governor's Office. He's Lou Glazer, co-founder and president of Michigan Future, a nonpartisan Ann Arbor-based think tank.
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Wednesday, February 13,2013

Let the games begin

by Walt Sorg
Don't look now, but Lansing is already in another election cycle. And it looks like it is going to be nasty.
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Wednesday, January 30,2013

Deficit aside, it's rosy in Lansing

by Walt Sorg
The Virg Bernero reelection campaign got underway Monday evening with a State of the City address right out of Ronald Reagan's "Morning in America." Bernero's nearly half-hour speech to a packed audience at the restored Grand Trunk Western Railroad depot was a non-stop recitation of Lansing's economic successes in the last couple of years, with little mention of the continuing major budget challenges facing City Hall.
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Wednesday, January 23,2013

Snyder needs Dems

by Walt Sorg
Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative Republican leaders have loudly proclaimed their desire to work on a bipartisan basis in 2013, a far cry from their one-party rule of the last two years. The governor's call is based in large part on political necessity.
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Wednesday, January 16,2013

The MSU basketball model

by Walt Sorg
How do we build the new Michigan economy? The answer to this question is our most important political debate for 2013. After riding on the automobile-driven wave that was our 20th-century key to prosperity, politicians and economists continue to battle over the best economic model for the 21st century.
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Wednesday, January 9,2013

The New Wave

Ingham County's up-and-coming political leaders

by Walt Sorg
There's a new generation starting to take over the reigns of government in Ingham County. The 2012 election brought in a new wave of political leaders.
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

What have we learned?

by Walt Sorg
So what have we learned? The question is always appropriate at year's end, especially at the end of a year of contention, dissension and even some significant steps forward.
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Wednesday, December 19,2012

End of an Era for the Master of Voter Lists

by Walt Sorg
The man who crafted what has become an iconic political slogan — "No Worse Than the Rest" — is a study in contradictions. He's controversial and outspoken while at the same time a champion for crafting electoral consensus and pragmatic solutions.
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Wednesday, December 19,2012

The history of GOP takeover

by Walt Sorg
Just to recap: Right-to-work laws in the state that birthed the UAW and Teamsters; open carry of handguns in bars, schools, libraries and college dorms; an ongoing assault on a woman's constitutional right to make healthcare decisions; two huge business tax cuts, at the expense of schools, police, fire and road services; proposed state takeovers of low-performing school districts, virtually obliterating local control; deregulation of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan healthcare monopoly; and a proposed ban on Sharia law.
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