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Editorial: Revisit Michigan’s outdated road funding formula
Editorial: Auto forecast should guide Trump’s trade policy
"The automakers need certainty of trade policy as they plan for the future."
by The Detroit News | 6 days ago
Editorial: In Benton Harbor, do what’s best for students
"It’s hard to justify keeping open a system that isn’t delivering results for children"
Editorial: Trump judge pick, Mich. lawyer, victim of hit job
"Neither Bogren nor Trump should have been treated this way"
Editorial: Remove Big Tech’s boot from neck of local news
"The news is being produced primarily by local journalists, while Google and Facebook are reaping most of the financial benefit."
Editorial: Ethanol is a bad deal for consumers
"Ethanol is a bad deal. And encouraging more of its use is bad policy"
Editorial: Focus on Detroit literacy outside of court
"The problems with literacy in Detroit are real, and students deserve better."
Editorial: Settling Flint civil suits the smart choice for state
It's far more prudent for the state to negotiate a settlement that it is prepared in advance to pay rather than trust its fate to jury trials.
Editorial: In blessed memory …
"We miss them all, and the others who have passed on since last Memorial Day, and celebrate lives well lived."
Editorial: Lansing take note, parents want better schools
"Parents in the state believe that improving schools is even more important, and that should serve as a wake-up call to elected leaders"
Editorial: Graham’s plan would ease border crisis
"The chaos on the southern border should signal it's time to stop playing politics and come to a compromise on a sensible and sweeping solution."
Editorial: Voters blow back on windmills
"Renewable energy is the future for America. But so are cleaner burning fuels such as natural gas and nuclear."
Editorial: New state school leader must be bold
The job will not be easy, given Michigan’s shortfalls in student performance and school accountability.
Editorial: Senate bill sets marker for no-fault reform
The bill addresses the primary reason Michigan has the highest-in-the-nation auto insurance premiums.
Editorial: Even politics can’t derail surging economy (yet)
The recent economic numbers are fantastic, and add to two years of strong growth during the tenure of President Donald Trump.
Editorial: Infrastructure spending a raw deal for Michigan
"With the federal government raising and spending the new infrastructure dollars, Michigan can expect smaller benefit from the infrastructure boost"
Editorial: Stripping local control is the pits
"Usurping the community’s local control over zoning is a misguided move that could have ramifications for towns throughout the state."
Editorial: Detroit teachers, do what’s best for kids
"Detroit schools appear to be on the upswing, and teachers should partner with Vitti and his team to sustain the momentum"
Editorial: Gerrymander ruling hands Michigan a mess
"Putting Michigan through this much turmoil for one election seems pointless"
Editorial: Stop stalling on NAFTA replacement
"Mexico and Canada have already ratified the pact. It now awaits only Congress' approval."
Editorial: Move on from Mueller report
"Congress should take Mueller’s findings and use them to inform policy aimed at keeping foreigners out of American elections"
Editorial: Stop revolving door of school reform
"The best way to tackle both would be to change the state’s constitution to allow for the governor to have more say in education."
Editorial: Mayor Duggan should come clean
"Duggan allowed his personal life to bleed into his official life by giving the appearance that Hassan's charity was getting special treatment"
Editorial: Save the internet from needless regulation
"Technological innovation relies on a safe and open internet, and Title II threatens that by putting too much power in the hands of the government."
Editorial: Court rightly revives false fraud case
"After falsely accusing thousands of Michiganians of fraud, the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency is still dealing with the legal repercussions."
Editorial: Stick with the tunnel for Line 5
"The governor's job is not to enable a radical environmental agenda, but to protect the lakes."
Editorial: Nessel oversteps authority in axing laws
"The attorney general has wasted no time in her first few months in overthrowing or undermining laws she doesn’t like."
Editorial: You can’t throw money at War on Poverty
"The best intentions of politicians aren’t paying off. Doubling down on the same policies will continue failing low-income students."
Editorial: Move ahead with payments to wrongfully imprisoned
"Asking those who have already been horribly wronged by the state to wait for the money their owed is the wrong approach."
Editorial: Green Light can’t become Big Brother
"Duggan is right to want to protect Detroiters, but he should be careful not to turn the city into an Orwellian state."
Editorial: Good riddance to pot licensing board
"The Marijuana Regulatory Agency should work to reduce the cost of licensing pot businesses while also streamlining the application process."
Editorial: Tie tax hike to no fault reform
"Staying in Detroit would be made much easier by substantially bringing down the cost of auto insurance. And it's the quickest fix."
Editorial: Whitmer steps back toward Lost Decade
"Returning to the bad old days when we made it hard to do business here is not the right direction for Michigan."
Editorial: Weiser served the GOP well
"Ron Weiser's counsel and his fundraising prowess would be hard to replace."
Editorial: Don’t prevent poor from getting loans
Many call these loans predatory, but many low-income Americans find access to payday loans essential for dealing with emergencies.
SCOTUS ruling should end theft by police
"It's a big step to rein in an abuse of property rights, the presumption of innocence and proportionate punishment."
Stable neighborhoods will boost Detroit
"JPMorgan Chase announced Thursday it would add $15 million to Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund, a public-private partnership."
Editorial: Lawmakers, think beyond snow day waivers
"Lawmakers ought to encourage schools to employ a year-round calendar that could more easily accommodate make-up days."