In The News: State Policies Matter

In The News: State Policies Matter

What Michigan can learn from Minnesota Detroit News June 27, 2014 It’s an article of faith among many elected officials that low taxes and tight-fisted government spending are essential to healthy state economies.Minnesota has for decades adhered to a different strategy, one that embraces high taxes to fund education, transportation, a strong social safety net and other investments required for…

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A Tale Of Two States: Shareable Graphics For Michigan Future’s Latest Report

A Tale of Two States: Shareable Graphics for Michigan Future’s Latest Report

Michigan Future’s latest report looks at Minnesota, the most prosperous state in the region with the lowest unemployment rate, and the public policies that have helped it achieve that status. Below we will release shareable graphics that demonstrate some of the staggering data uncovered in the report. Follow the links below to download the graphics to share on your organization's or personal social…

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State Policies Matter: How Minnesota’s Tax, Spending And Social Policies Help It Achieve The Best Economy Among The Great Lakes States.

State Policies Matter: How Minnesota’s tax, spending and social policies help it achieve the best economy among the Great Lakes states.

Michigan Future's latest report looks at Minnesota, the most prosperous state in the region with the lowest unemployment rate, and the public policies that have helped it achieve that status. Michigan Future has long argued that our state should want a high income, low unemployment economy that looks like Minnesota. Now we know how policymakers steered the state into that…

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Tuition Too High?

Tuition too high?

MLive reports that Governor Snyder in an Ann Arbor presentation complained about college tuition being too high. The article quotes the Governor: "Tuition has gone up a lot and there are two or three things that we need to do. One is: we need to keep working with the universities on managing their cost structures. We need to look at more…

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Community Colleges

Community colleges

The good folks at Bridge Magazine published a guest commentary I wrote based on my commencement address at Alma College. (The Bridge column is here and the entire Alma speech here. The article was republished, to my pleasant surprise, by the Detroit Free Press here.) Jim Jacobs, the terrific President of Macomb Community College, in an email to me and Carol…

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