Over 500 Million Reasons to Vote NO to the Millage on November 8

November 6, 2011

On Tuesday, November 8, Macomb County will vote on the “Special Education Operating Millage Proposal” as placed on the ballot by the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD). Here are some numbers to consider for the proposal… 1.2 mills – the increase on taxable property in the MISD area which covers the county’s 21 public school […]

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How a Special Education Millage Becomes a General Education Millage

November 5, 2011

In the upcoming Special Education Operating Millage Proposal that Macomb County will vote on Tuesday, November 8, the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) describes allocation of the $27 million per year the millage is projected to raise as follows: “…funds from the 1.2 mill proposal would go first for special education services, which would then […]

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Which Macomb County School Districts are Using Financial Best Practices?

November 2, 2011

The FY 2011-2012 state budget called for an approximate cut of $300 per student to the School Aid Fund.  This amounted to a 2.2% reduction from the prior year¹.  However, the budget also provided the districts the ability to recoup $100 per student if the district demonstrates it is following financial best practices. Local school […]

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MISD Puts 1.2 Mil Increase on Countywide Ballot

September 14, 2011

On the November 8 ballot, the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) is asking every voter in Macomb County to vote on a 1.2 mil increase (a $1.20 tax per thousand dollars of taxable value – this amounts to $120/year for a home valued at $100,000) for the next 20 years. This proposal has the backing […]

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Macomb Convention Displays Lack of GOP Values

January 22, 2011

“Follow the rule of law”.  “Personal accountability”.  “Transparency”. These are words and phrases Republicans use to guide their political discourse and set them apart from Democrats.  If the January Macomb GOP convention is any example, these words and phrases are hollow. On Thursday, the Michigan Republican Party (MRP) confirmed challenges I presented to deliberate alterations […]

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