This week, Attorney General Bill Schuette announced a plan to make government more transparent that he would pursue if elected Governor. Meanwhile, U.S. Representative Dan Kildee has introduced a federal bill to withhold funding from states that do not require certain accountability standards. However, there is one major problem with Kildee’s bill.Read more
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Michigan businesswoman Lena Epstein announced this morning that she is withdrawing from the U.S. Senate race to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. The change comes one week after Congressman Dave Trott (R-Birmingham) announced that he would not be seeking reelection to his 11th District seat. Epstein is a co-owner of Vesco Oil, a family business based in southeast Michigan.Read more
At CPAC 2013, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) stated definitively, “ObamaCare should be repealed root and branch.” Four years later, McConnell is now the Majority Leader, and Donald Trump is the President of the United States. We are seven months into this Congress, and 6 months into Trump’s Presidency. After several failed attempts in both houses of Congress to alter Obama’s signature bill slightly, ObamaCare still stands, root, branch, and even leaf.Read more
On Wednesday, President Trump announced the introduction of the RAISE Act. If the Act becomes law, the federal green card system would be reformed to favor applicants who speak English, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that contribute to our economy.
I’d like to look closer at each of these stated goals of the bill.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Grand Rapids Community College on Tuesday. With Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education in the Michigan news, I decided to evaluate whether she should hold her position at all. Conclusion: Betsy DeVos should not be the Secretary of Education.Read more