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We don’t have to yell

When Gov. Rick Snyder announced the confirmation of a financial emergency and the imminent appointment of a emergency financial manager (EFM), he said he wouldn’t deal with those who oppose his position by yelling. It must be nice not to have to yell to be heard. Republican policy makers certainly don’t have to. ...

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Women rule

As I write, Chaka Khan’s empowering “I’m Every Woman” loops in my head — like a soundtrack. (By the way, have you seen her lately? All slim, trim and more fabulous than ever). It’s Women’s History Month and the lyrics to that iconic anthem should be resonating with all women, and those who love us, as we celebrate ourselves and the countless contributions we make everyday — both large and small — that keep ...

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Michigan cuts to higher education among the worst in country

Michigan has cut investment in its public universities by 32 percent since 2008, driving up tuition and undermining educational quality, while making it harder for the state to attract businesses that rely on a well-educated workforce. That’s a decrease of $1,817 per student, when adjusted for inflation, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Michigan is just one of 18 st ...

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