Report: UAW spokesman seeks ‘reputation damage’ of automakers in negotiations

Detroit News report finds ill intent expressed in text messages Read more

Washington Wednesdays

Biden bypasses Congress to create climate corps, Whitmer announces Michigan version

No experience, no problem: Biden jobs program will subsidize 20,000 workers; Michigan will start with 30 Read more

News Story

Michigan clean energy bill has been through 8 drafts, but none are public

Bill submitted in April headed toward 9th revision, but original bill is all the public can see Read more

Pork Fridays

Horse nonprofit gallops away with $1M from taxpayers

Legislative earmark for Detroit Horse Power is intended to build a Detroit equestrian center Read more

News Story

UAW president threatens to escalate strike

Fain sets Sept. 22 deadline, warns that strike will expand Read more

News Story

DTE to bury Detroit power lines in ‘strategic’ pilot

Southeast Michigan energy monopoly says areas with underground power lines have 30% more reliable energy Read more

News Story

Michigan rental prices lag national average

More than $1,500 per month in the most expensive states, $923 in Michigan Read more

News Story

Michigan’s nuclear caucus urges reliable energy transition

Roughly 20% of Michigan lawmakers are making the case for nuclear energy to their colleagues Read more

News Story

Michigan 2024 budget gives $100K to Roseville Optimist Club

More largesse at taxpayer expense Read more

News Story

Report: Whitmer’s allies target opponents of Marshall battery plant

One resident told the Freep he received photos of himself and his wife, with their faces crossed out Read more

News Bite

Michigan has had 0% job growth in the Whitmer era

Governor says Michigan is the best for job creation, but the numbers tell a different story Read more

News Story

Michigan Tech is No. 1 for free speech, FIRE reports

Central Michigan U is worst of six universities rated in Michigan Read more

News Bite

Auto workers can still resign from UAW and work during strike

Michigan’s right-to-work law, slated for repeal, is still in effect Read more

News Story

Closed West Michigan nuclear plant has a buyer for its energy

Company cited ‘adverse financial viability’ in its closure, but believes problem is resolved now Read more

News Story

Senate bill would allow cigar bar with bad paperwork history to skirt Michigan’s smoking law

Senate regulatory committee will consider bill at Thursday morning hearing Read more


Jennifer Granholm’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad EV trip

Even NPR admits non-Teslas have a road trip problem after Energy Department staffers block charger and citizen calls 911 Read more


Michigan test results quantify COVID-era learning loss

Struggles in early grades predict trouble in later years Read more

News Story

Federal court severely curtails civil asset forfeiture in Michigan

How lawmakers should respond Read more


32-hour work week would be the end of Detroit

If Detroit becomes a part-time town, it will stop being Detroit. Read more

MichiganVotes Mondays

Despite talk of transparency, in 2023 Lansing is opaque as ever

Word and deed are in conflict in the state capital Read more

Freedom Fridays

How California learned to stop worrying and embrace fossil fuels

If sunny California can’t run on solar panels, why would anyone think cloudy Michigan can? Read more


Auto buyers have good reasons for avoiding e-cars

Electric vehicles are the least effective way of satisfying consumers' needs Read more

Washington Wednesdays

House committee raises national security concerns with Ford partnership

Rep. Walberg of Michigan signs on to letter worrying that Ford will take a back seat to Chinese company CATL Read more

News Story

U-M demands COVID-positive students leave campus housing

University recommends hotel stays for college students who fall sick, without accounting for cost Read more


Michigan’s got the bloated budget blues

Taxpayers get little return from spending increases Read more

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