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Financial struggles in cities- it’s not always what you think

An article on the state of Michigan’s role in the struggling finances of cities penned by my colleague Tony Minghine is earning some increased play on social media because of the travesty in Flint and the governor’s recent budget announcement … Continue reading

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Taking care of the basics

in·fra·struc·ture ˈinfrəˌstrək(t)SHər/ noun noun: infrastructure; plural noun: infrastructures the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise. pub·lic pol·i·cy noun noun: public policy the principles, often … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: Striving for a Welcoming & Diverse Michigan

America is a country with people from many different backgrounds and cultures, all living in one sometimes messy democracy. How cities approach their mix of residents can have major repercussions, especially when the issues involve race relations and religious differences.  … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Spending and the Psychology of Previous Investment

My state’s infrastructure is appalling. It is outdated. It is poorly maintained. Some of it is downright dangerous. I have heard it said that we are teaching our kids to learn in schools constructed by Roosevelt and we drive them … Continue reading

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