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A Michigan State University official who supervised sexual abuser Larry Nassar has been charged with sex crimes of his own. Nassar, a former MSU and USA Gymnastics Olympic team doctor, was sentenced in January to up to 175 years in prison for sex crimes. William Strampel is the former dean of ...
And why Michigan government could use more sunshine. Listen. Listening... /. 27:28. WestSouthwest March 22, 2018. The Research Director for the Citizens Research Council of Michigan calls Public Act 51 the "third rail" of Michigan's pothole crisis. Craig Thiel says the act, which determines how money ...

Candidates Announce Plans For More Transparency In State Government. By Cheyna Roth • Mar 13, 2018. Wikimedia Commons. (MPRN-Lansing) Democratic and Republican candidates for state office want to increase transparency in Michigan's government. © 2018 WMUK; WMUK FCC Public File ...
A report from the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) has given Michigan's government an A+ rank for its transparency in providing online access to spending data. © Shutterstock. “The state makes it easier for researchers, citizen watchdogs and reporters to analyze the spending data and track ...
Rick Snyder has tried to position Michigan government as a leader in the cybersecurity field. The report made no specific findings about the state's voter database or any other specific systems, instead addressing vulnerabilities across all departments, where the computer network and devices are the ...
It is a travesty that state officials refuse to disclose to Michigan residents which companies are collecting how much of literally billions of state tax dollars in business subsidy payments. The state makes available a treasure trove of information on most of its spending, but mum's the word when it comes to ...

On March 12, the Michigan Department of Treasury issued an initial release of reporting that the act requires, the Associated Press reports. The findings show that over 110 of 490 local Michigan government units have either an underfunded pension plan, an underfunded retirement health care plan or both.
Two of the candidates for Michigan governor are campaigning on promises of fixing the worst thing about state government: The lack of transparency in Lansing. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who has spent 11 years working for state government, has proposed creating a part-time legislature with one of the goals ...
Democrat Jocelyn Benson is running for Secretary of State. She called for more campaign finance disclosure requirements. Her plan includes a requirement that unions and corporations publicly file reports in certain cases. She also wants to require public officials to file financial disclosure statements.
A team of finalist judges that includes a top Michigan government official and the sponsoring teachers of last year's top two statewide winners will determine the ranking of the top ten statewide winners this year. Several thousand eight grade students from over 350 Michigan schools participated in the ...

On Thursday, March 1, Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas will travel to the State Capitol to vouch for an increase in state funding from the Michigan government. "We cannot tolerate any further disinvestment in higher education," Haas said in his retirement address. "Education is a public ...
“Finally, this is being noticed by our legislature and the entire Michigan government is finally on board and to see that after 20 years, it's just amazing,” she said. The package of bills now goes to the full senate for consideration but not everyone is on board with it. Kimberly Buddin-Crawford spoke to the ...
Flint Michigan has been in the news the past three years, because deceit and lying have been substituted for the public good by Michigan republicans, who have controlled Michigan government since 2010. A brief review. Over the past three decades, the automotive industry, led by General Motors, has ...
Adam Andrzejewski has been demanding public records from governments across the country for years. His goal: letting taxpayers know how their money is spent. The Illinois businessman and transparency advocate operates a website, Open the Books, that tracks government spending at every level (you ...
But Michigan government is at once larger than when Gov. Rick Snyder took office, and small compared to how large it has been historically. When adjusted for inflation, total state spending from all state resources — including taxes and other revenue sources, such as fees — is up about $2.8 billion, or 10 ...
Michigan government is broken, comrades, at too many levels to count. Electing a slightly better governor and a few more enlightened legislators won't fix it. If the Voters Not Politicians referendum to end gerrymandering gets on the ballot, that will help. But it won't be the answer. Not as long as our system ...
A team of finalist judges that includes a top Michigan government official and the sponsoring teachers of last year's top two statewide winners, will determine the ranking of the top 10 statewide winners this year. Several thousand eighth-grade students from more than 350 Michigan schools participated in ...
The report states that Michigan's “government officials continue to obscure large amounts of retirement debt on their balance sheets, despite new rules to increase financial transparency. This skewed financial data gives state residents a false impression of their state's overall financial health.” It points to the ...
Ford Motor Co. will temporarily lay off about 2,000 hourly workers at a Michigan plant while overhauling it to produce new versions of a popular truck and sport utility vehicle. The employees, located at the company's Michigan Stamping and Assembly Plant in Wayne, will be out of work from May 7 through ...


 

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