Not time for a celebration

In an editorial entitled Snyder must sell how a 2nd term would overcome shortcomings of his 1st, Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor, wrote: "I think he’s (Governor Snyder) premature in taking victory laps, especially with the unemployment rate…

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Massachusetts: student achievement

As we explored previously Massachusetts' students rank amongst the best in the world on international math and science tests. The recently released 2013 NAEP--the nation's report card--results for 4th and 8th graders on reading and math solidify  Massachusetts' standing as…

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Minnesota and Wisconsin

Interesting New York Times column on the recent economic fortunes of Minnesota and Wisconsin. And the correlation between that and the policies pursued by their Governors the past three years: Minnesota's progressive Mark Dayton and Wisconsin's conservative Scott Walker. The…

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Which top ten?

Insightful column by Chris Farrell for Bloomberg Businessweek entitled "Innovative States Aren't Low-Tax States". Worth reading! As we did in our last two posts, Farrell looks at the actual performance of the top and bottom states on the Tax Foundation’s 2014…

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