Scott McClallen

Scott McClallen is a staff writer covering Michigan and Minnesota for The Center Square. A graduate of Hillsdale College, his work has appeared on Forbes.com and FEE.org. Previously, he worked as a…

Public Education
How Niles Community Schools spent $4 million in COVID funds

(The Center Square) – Michigan’s more than 800 school districts received about $6 billion of federal taxpayer money to recover from COVID. However, some digging revealed some of the largest… Read More

August 3, 2022
Public Education
Michigan’s $77B budget lacks tax relief but bails out pensions, offers record funding for schools

(The Center Square) – The GOP-led Michigan Legislature approved a $77 billion budget for fiscal year 2023, striking a deal with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that left $7 billion of… Read More

July 1, 2022
Legislation
Whitmer signs bill to require Michigan high schoolers take personal finance class

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bipartisan bill requiring Michigan high schoolers to take a financial literacy class before graduating. “As a mom, I want every kid… Read More

June 20, 2022
Public Education
Gov. Whitmer to sign $14 million school safety bill

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to sign a bill Friday, which would distribute $14 million to all Michigan schools to fund critical incident planning in case… Read More

June 13, 2022
Public Education
Michigan lawmakers OK bill requiring high schoolers take personal finance class

(The Center Square) – The Michigan Legislature approved a bill that aims to require high schoolers take a personal finance course before graduation. The House approved House… Read More

June 10, 2022