According to a recent survey by the National Association of Sports Officials, more than 75 percent of high school officials list “adult behavior” as a primary reason for quitting.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hit the ground running, issuing a flurry of executive directives in her first week as governor. But some may not serve the best interests of taxpayers.
Last month, Gov. Rick Snyder dealt a blow to democracy by gutting the state’s paid sick time law. This was just one of the intentional subversions of democratic process that occurred in the lame-duck session.
There is plenty of shame to go around in Washington, D.C., and Lansing, Michigan — these past few weeks especially.
Lame-duck session shenanigans brought Michigan politics to a divisive low.
Amazingly, legislators in the just-ended lame duck session fixed Michigan’s fireworks excesses — a little. The bill passed and signed by the governor hardly manages to stuff the genie back into the bottle.
Getting your money’s worth. It’s a saying we are all familiar with. Unfortunately, when it comes to improving the education system in Michigan, we clearly have not gotten our money’s worth.
The Christmas season may have come and gone, but its spirit still lives in the state of Michigan.
We find ourselves greatly ashamed of our local legislators, and the Republican legislators as a whole in this state this month.
The number of fraudulent calls has skyrocketed with the perfection of spoofing, in which robocallers hijack your area code or local prefix so you’ll think this might be the pharmacist calling, when in fact it’s Andrei in Budapest.
We railed against an idea to arm teachers in order to thwart mass shootings in our schools, calling instead for better and safer options. One of them was to increase the police presence on our school campuses.
It would be easier to praise Michigan lawmakers for doing the right thing if the bad things they do were not so breathtakingly awful.
On the surface, the proposed dredging of the Grand River from Grand Rapids to Eastmanville sounds like a good idea. How cool would it be to open up the river to big boat traffic through a navigable waterway?
Michigan's resistance to common-sense education reforms has continued to hold back progress in K-12 schools.
It's too early to know the exact circumstances behind the shooting deaths of three men in Michigan this month, but all three were celebrating the Michigan time-honored tradition of deer hunting in the woods.