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The Political Theater of Base Closings

March 15th, 2012 · 27 Comments

Early military budget cutting moves hint at tough choices ahead.

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Michigan Always Comes Up Short in Federal Budget – So Get Over It!

February 21st, 2012 · 175 Comments

Despite above average congressional clout, Michigan always ends up middle of the pack in per capita share of federal spending. Here’s why.

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Debbie Stabenow: Michigan Agriculture’s Ace in the Hole

January 16th, 2012 · 34 Comments

Amidst calls for big cuts in federal spending, protecting the farming industry from the sharp edge of the budget ax will be no easy feat for the committee chairwoman.

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Needing Help from Congress to Welcome Immigrants

December 18th, 2011 · 24 Comments

Gov. Snyder plans to lobby Congress to make it easier for more foreign students and entrepreneurs with money to locate in Michigan to help build the state’s economy.

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Transportation Funding: Too Much at Stake for Politics

November 18th, 2011 · 29 Comments

Although Congress has retreated from earlier plans to cut federal spending on transportation, politics-as-usual is putting up new road blocks to adopting a spending bill.

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Good Neighbor Howard Wolpe

October 28th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Congressman Howard Wolpe was a great many things, including a wonderful neighbor.

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Looking for a Little Respect

October 16th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Despite touching eight states and the province of Ontario, the Great Lakes have surprisingly fickle friends in Congress outside of the Michigan delegation.

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Michigan’s ‘Super’ Role in Budget Deliberations More Heartache than Fanfare

September 18th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Its two members on the new congressional budget-cutting super committee give Michigan surprising clout, but not a whole lot of ways to use it.

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Online Sales: Will Fairness Finally Trump Taxes?

August 16th, 2011 · 13 Comments

U. S. Rep. John Conyers’ reintroduction of the Main Street Fairness Act could finally end the extended cage match within the business community over the treatment of sales tax on online sales.

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Betty Ford: Personal Farewell to Michigan’s Political Everywoman

July 18th, 2011 · 10 Comments

The beloved former first lady showed the world and those of us coming of age that women could not only hope for equality, they had the right to expect it.

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