Repeal…and Replace with What?

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Debate over “Repeal and Replace” of the so-called Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is all the rage now in Washington DC.  What about outside of DC?  The questions that I have heard most from […]

Reading education shakedown

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By Sen. Patrick Colbeck 7th District   In Fiscal Year 2016, the state of Michigan will spend $14.2 billion of taxpayer funds to educate 1.5 million K-12 students. That works out to $9,466 per […]

How to Keep America Great

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By Sen. Patrick Colbeck 7th Senate District We live in troubling times.  The nightly news is filled with stories that seem to indicate that up is down. Our nation’s moral compass is struggling to […]

The ‘Power’ of Freedom

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By Sen. Patrick Colbeck 7th Senate District   In 2016, Michigan will be center stage for yet another battle between those who advocate for more government control and those who advocate on behalf of […]

Government’s Swiss Army Knife

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What if there were a way that state government could fix the roads, repair potholes in Healthy Michigan, stretch school dollars, free up more resources for local government and reform auto no-fault?  How about […]