Podcast by Citizens Research Council of Michigan
Put Michigan Budget Surplus to Work By Paying Down Expensive Teacher Retirement Debt
Citizens Research Council of Michigan's Research Director Craig Thiel discusses how investing the current budget surplus into paying down state debt could help the state in the long run.
Federal relief for schools is coming, but is it going to the right places?
Craig Thiel, research director for the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, discusses the recently passed federal stimulus, which includes funding for schools, but also the decades-old formula being used to determine where the money goes.
Are Michigan's Election Day Ballots Too Long?
The Citizens Research Council of Michigan's Jill Roof and Craig Thiel discuss the length of Michigan's ballots, the number of elected offices voters are asked to decide, and a look at a state board which could lead the way to change.
How the pandemic is putting a spotlight on Michigan public school employment
Research Director Craig Thiel discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic is shining a light on the Michigan school employment shortage
The Future of the Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Michigan
Citizens Research Council of Michigan Research Associate Tim Michling discusses the ongoing Supreme Court case involving the Affordable Care Act and its potential impact on Michigan residents.
Facts Matter - 2020 Propositions 1 and 2
Citizens Research Council President Eric Lupher and Research Director Craig Thiel discuss the ballot proposals before Michigan voters dealing with the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and Protection of Electronic Data and Communications