In a nutshell: Federal tax reform removed Michigan’s personal exemption The Legislature wants to restore and increase the exemption Budget concerns could create problems   When President Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act[1] (TCJA) into law, it ...

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In a nutshell: Federal tax reform expands 529 college savings plans to include private K-12 tuition Michigan’s state constitution prohibits public aid to private schools Michigan families will not receive state tax breaks for saving for private K-12...

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In a nutshell: Slow growth is the new normal Stronger economy = more sales tax revenue = more money for schools Some fresh cash for road repairs, but at the General Fund’s expense Governor Rick Snyder officially kicked off the state budget process b...

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Editor’s note: A shorter version of this appeared in the Detroit Free Press on February 11, 2018. In a nutshell: Michigan’s governance model for its flagship universities and all universities is fairly unique The current model of electing boar...

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In a nutshell: The local government fiscal structure is plagued by a number of problems; chief among them is inefficiency that results from the fact that the majority of services are delivered at the most local level of government (i.e., city and township...

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In a nutshell Because of Michigan’s harsh winter and historical under-funding, roads across the state are crumbling before our eyes. Next week Governor Snyder will sign a bill to send an additional $175 million in one-time funds to state and local roads...

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