The State Budget: A bigger piece of the pie?

Once again, it’s that hopeful time of year in Michigan when energy, enthusiasm and optimism fill the air, bringing a renewed sense of purpose, drive and excitement. A special time when we strive for that precarious balance between prioritizing our responsibilities and needs with our...

Why Are We Helping Detroit?

Declining enrollment, staggering legacy costs, deteriorating buildings, state funding cuts and tough decisions to shut down neighborhood elementary schools. Welcome to Traverse City. And Detroit. And Flint. And Mackinaw City. As I write this, the Senate has passed legislation for a $715 million cash infusion for Detroit Public Schools...