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Editorial: Revisit Michigan’s outdated road funding formula
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: Tax credits should encourage work
"Using tax credits to assure it is more profitable to work and seek higher skills than it is to collect benefits is sound policy."
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: Use fuel sales tax to fix roads
"Diverting the sales tax to the transportation fund make $900 million annually available for road work."
Editorial: Keep door open to skilled immigrants
"Trump should make sure his administration smooths out the visa program and expands the number of slots for qualified candidates."
Editorial: Weiser served the GOP well
"Ron Weiser's counsel and his fundraising prowess would be hard to replace."
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: House GOP smart to stay bipartisan
"These are important goals for lawmakers -- and the state -- and they are also a reasonable set of priorities given the current divided government."
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."
Editorial: Make campaign finance violations sting
"In the future, fines must be more than slaps on the wrist for campaign finance violators."
Editorial: We can’t fill potholes with photos
"We can't just demand better roads; we have to pay for them."
Finley: MSU should throttle Izzo Nolan Finley
Editorial: Green New Deal a bad deal for freedom
"The great flaw in the Green New Deal is so obvious that it was all tried before, by socialist regimes, and failed miserably."
Editorial: Dems put target on many top charters
"Democrats are renewing their war on school choice in Michigan, this time targeting some of the top performing charters in the state. "
Editorial: State must focus on fixing roads
"A new group led by former state lawmakers is posing a solution for Michigan’s roads."
Macomb must account for forfeiture funds
"Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith appears to have been enjoying a spending spree using forfeiture funds -- without any accountability."
Editorial: Slow down the revolving door
"The revolving door keeps spinning in Lansing, delivering politicians from their elected offices into high-paid lobbying jobs."
Editorial: Shutdown paused; now negotiate
Now the hard work begins and Democrats must follow through on promises to negotiate a deal.
Editorial: Don’t delay auto insurance reform
"Michigan is one of 12 states that have no-fault auto insurance and currently has the nation's highest insurance premiums."
Editorial: Give federal workers shutdown relief
"New Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, is joining other members of the House to offer unpaid workers a lifeline."
Editorial: Pettiness won’t end shutdown
"These are not the Founding Fathers at work in Washington today. More like their spoiled rotten grandchildren."
Editorial: Engler had right skills, wrong temperament
"Engler erred in his callous comments toward victims. But he also deserves credit for helping the university move on from this dark moment."
Editorial: Reduce costs of fighting cancer
"Michigan should join 43 other states in ensuring that patients pay the same out-of-pocket cost for IV and oral chemotherapy."
Editorial: Protect citizens from property grabs
"Kudos to the Michigan Legislature for starting off its new session with a bipartisan pact to protect the civil liberties of citizens."
Editorial: Let the sunshine in
"Michigan is one of just two states that doesn't apply FOIA rules to all of its elected officials"
State contracts should put taxpayers first
The state already has programs to help spur economic development. Using government contracts to do so is the wrong approach.
Editorial: Dems should swap wall for immigrants
"Trump wants to solve the DACA problem, but he also wants to use it as a bargaining chip. This is as good a time as any to put it on the table.
Editorial: Rush to shut Line 5 would harm state
"Rushing ahead with a Line 5 shutdown would force the delivery of oil and gas by riskier methods. "
Editorial: Good riddance to UNESCO
"In leaving, Trump cited UNESCO’s hostility toward Israel, and its warm embrace of the tormentors of the Jewish state."
Editorial: New year to get school reform right?
"The A-F grading model will be a good foundation, but the state still needs a thoughtful system that offers true accountability"
Editorial: Just get out, 2018
As the year ends, there's a "to hell in a handbasket" air about things.
Top 10 Detroit News editorials of 2018
Here are the top 10 editorials of 2018 as chosen by our editorial board
Editorial: Teen vaping poses future risks
"Legislative efforts must join with the efforts of caring adults to ensure that nicotine addiction does not continue to plague our nation's health."