Our Governors on higher education

MIRS reports that former Governor Granhom "at her first book signing since A Governor's Story was released, was asked what she would have done if the budget had run a surplus for just one of her eight years in office. Granholm…

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Detroit growing

Last May I wrote that the city of Detroit should focus on growing, not shrinking. As contradictory as it sounds the city needs to do some of both. But the priority needs to be growth. As I wrote: Detroit’s problem…

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Really Not Picking Winners

Governor Snyder in his State of the State address announced the state would no longer pick winners and losers. The way he proposed to implement that was by expanding eligibility for subsidies from the state's Twenty First Century Jobs Fund…

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State of the State

Thanks to the folks at Crain's Detroit Business for publishing my reaction to Governor Snyder's first State of the State address. You can find it here. Lots of good ideas/priorities in the speech – some quite courageous – but there…

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