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Michigan To Develop Workforce

At a news conference this morning, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will announce the creation of a new state department to develop Michigan talent.

Snyder feels that Michigan needs this to help create a workforce and talent pool that better fits the needs of the state's employers

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Mackinac Center for Public Policy
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Renk Interview with Michael LaFaive from Mackinac Center For Public Policy

In the first hour of my show Thursday morning, I will be interviewing Michael LaFaive, who has been the director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy since 1995

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20 Percent Of Young Adults Live In Poverty

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, one in five young adults are living in poverty and have much lower rates of employment when compared with their counterparts from 1980.  One in seven young adults lived in poverty in 1980

As I have been saying on my show, the policies that this administration has been following have not been working — and a good portion of this increase, I believe, is due to those policies

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Poll: Would you vote for a sales tax hike to help improve Michigan roads and bridges?

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Detroit Auto Show Previews Newest Car Models
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Blackberry Is Not Dead. Ford Dumps Microsoft For RIM.

There's was a time back in the day when the Blackberry was the cool phone. Then Apple came out with the iPhone and the rest is history. But Blackberry is not dead.

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Don’t Wait For the Oscars to Screw It Up. TCM Gets It Right.

Every year, the Oscars mess up the "In Memoriam" segment. Either they leave someone out or put some one in that you scratch your head about. On the other hand, Turner Classic Movies nails it every year. Here's an early rough cut of this year's TCM Remembers.

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Michigan Senate Says No To Limiting Drilling

Yesterday the Michigan Senate said no to two bills that would have given local governments more power to limit oil and natural gas drilling in their jurisdiction.

The two bills backed by Metro Detroit Senators which would have prevented the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality from approving drilling permits for wells in communities of 70,000 or more within 450 feet of a residential building

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Sales Tax On Internet Purchases in Michigan

 

The Republican controlled Senate in Michigan just passed a bill that would require online retailers to charge Michigan residents sales tax on their online purchases, even if they do not have a presence in Michigan.

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Welfare Drug Testing: Good or Bad?

The Michigan Senate passed a series of bills, all on straight party-line votes 26-10 Republicans in favor Democrats against, to require suspicion-based drug testing for some welfare recipients.

The bills are now heading for the desk of Michigan Gov

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Poll: Is Water-Boarding Torture?

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