The following was a blog post created by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice based on my digital word exchange with Diane Ravitch, an opponent of school choice.

Today’s Friday Freakout comes from the heated comments section of Diane Ravitch’s blog titled, “How Embarrassing for the Friedman Foundation.” We responded to her blog post here, but something... > Read More

In an attempt to acquire more money from consumers and businesses, state lawmakers are proposing legislation that would force Internet retailers to collect Michigan's six percent sales tax if the seller has an "affiliate" located in Michigan. On Wednesday at 9:00 AM, the House Tax Policy Committee heard testimony on House Bills 4202 and 4203, commonly referred to as "Amazon" Tax Laws. MLive... > Read More

Patient-centered care vs. government-controlled care

Last week, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 76-31 in favor of Medicaid expansion. Twenty-eight Republicans joined all but one Democrat in the vote for passage of HB 4714. The charge was lead by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R-Clarkston), who thus justified his vote:

“There are perfectly good legitimate reasons to oppose” but “sound, reasonable reasons... > Read More

Tuesday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held hearings on three bills: House Bill 43584359, and 4539. Supporters of increasing taxes and fees on Michigan residents were out in plenty; suit after suit appeared to testify in support of raising an additional $1.4-1.6 billion dollars in order to "Fix the Roads." One voice missing from the discussion--You!  Not one single... > Read More