Stories tagged: "Let MI Kids Learn"


FILE PHOTO: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a roundtable discussion in Tiger Stadium on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Michigan’s Legislative Loophole, Part 5: Follow the Money

In Part 5 of our series, Managing Editor Lisa Hayes offers a takeaway on who the loophole benefits.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a briefing at the Department of Education building in Washington on July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Michigan’s Legislative Loophole, Part 3: The Scheme

In Part 3 of the Legislative Loophole series, we investigate Let MI Kids Learn's proposal. It takes from public tax dollars and public education, and gives Michigan's wealthy residents 100% matching tax breaks for donations.

Michigan’s Legislative Loophole, Part 2: The Deception

In Part 2, we put the indirect initiative loophole under the microscope to highlight three levels of deception that can be used to exploit the process.

Photo Source: The Michigan State Capitol: A National Historic Landmark
The Will of the 8%: Michigan’s Legislative Loophole

Michigan citizens have more collective power than the Legislature when it comes to passing laws. But a loophole lets MI's Legislature take it away.

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Two Conservative-Backed Initiative Campaigns Submit Signatures. What Happens Now?

Secure MI Vote and Let MI Kids Learn want to squeeze their initiatives through to the Legislature by the end of the year, but that seems unlikely. 

The Will of the 8%: Michigan’s Legislative Loophole

A four-part investigation into Michigan's legislative loophole, the indirect initiative.

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Update: Michigan Voters May Decide Three Ballot Proposals in November

Voters in Michigan could decide the fate of three separate ballot issues at the general election.