Detroit insurance rates

What really drives Detroit insurance rates?

Suburban and rural lawmakers are already distancing themselves from Mayor Mike Duggan’s “D-Insurance” legislation, designed to reduce auto insurance costs in Detroit — with good reason. The bill’s passage would give Detroit drivers a major rate break. But if millions of other Michigan motorists have their benefits reduced, or pay higher premiums, it boils down […]

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decriminalization of drugs

Decriminalization: The Cure for Urban Violence

Detroiters are daily witnesses to the worst results from drugs and violence — and not just because — as the Detroit News recently reported – police ranks have shrunk and the narcotics unit disbanded. I can’t get inside the head of Detroit Police Chief James Craig. I’m not qualified to flyspeck his crime-fighting strategy. But […]

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Ban the Box: A twisted concept

“Ban the Box” mania sweeping across Michigan is a classic case of misplaced priorities. Instead of removing questions about prior felony convictions from employment application forms, our focus should be on  preventing youngsters on the fringes of society from becoming criminals in the first place. Not only has Detroit banned the requirement that applicants for […]

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