A month after Whitmer request, still no Biden approval for presidential disaster declaration in Gaylord

‘The president ultimately makes the final decision,’ a FEMA spokesman said Read more

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‘Mostly false’: Freep: Whitmer’s claims of 25K auto jobs are based on announcements, not jobs

But for the watchdog media, you might not realize Michigan has lost auto jobs, not gained them Read more

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Detroit officials hope feds will offset income-based water bills

City has only a year or so of outside funds for the pilot program Read more

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Palisades nuclear plant to be torn down, following trend in Michigan

When energy facilities are closed in Michigan, they tend to be torn down Read more

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Celebrate freedom, but be sure to speak up, too

Michigan Capitol Confidential is Michigan's Watchdog. We are asking for your help. Read more

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Michigan needs skeptical citizens, not good partisans

Demand more than red or blue ties from politicians — Demand a vision for a free future. Read more

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Though Stabenow thanks Biden for best economy in decades, job numbers still down, wages flat

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Yard signs at Cheboygan senior center advocate for senior millage

‘It looks terrible,’ said one election law expert. But is it illegal? It depends Read more

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Township halts all lake development to stop one couple’s home plans

Long Lake Township moratorium prevents residents from making needed environmental improvements Read more

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Michigan county shelves $90 million taxpayer-funded sports complex after CapCon reporting

Lenawee County officials claimed the project would boost county GDP by 18% Read more

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Detroit used cemetery dirt to backfill demolished homes

‘The risk is considered low,’ so long as water didn’t seep into caskets, the city says Read more

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State’s medical officer ties school openings to COVID vaccinations

Warning comes after CDC says vaccinations won’t prevent infections Read more

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Hillsdale mayor calls for the end of rounding-up program for utility bills

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Michigan tips scales in favor of electric cars

Incredible transition continues at dealerships, gas stations Read more

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Supreme Court: Nessel ‘cut corners’ in using one-man grand jury to secure Flint Water Crisis indictments

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Don’t toss out history when responding to schools’ diversity, equity and inclusion plans

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Whitmer directs ‘whole of government’ to register Michiganders to vote

Reports on department efforts to register voters are due June 30 Read more

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ALICE report exaggerates extent of financial troubles among Michiganders

Whitmer-endorsed report claims 44% of Michigan children struggle to survive Read more

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If you must retry 2020, start with lockdowns, not the election

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Michigan school training video threatens teachers with harassment charges over pronouns

Teachers urged to disregard parents Read more

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When it comes to high gas prices, the pain is the point

The Biden administration is honest about its desire to move to green energy Read more

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Rochester school district under fire over transparency

Teachers union tried to interfere with FOIA responses Read more

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No evidence for education spending claims

More money for school bureaucracies does not lead to a more educated workforce Read more

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Legislature considers reining in emergency powers

Slate of House bills would impose time limits, transparency and legislative oversight Read more

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State to pay Mackinac Center $200K in attorney’s fees over emergency orders lawsuit

Governor’s office, AG’s office, department of health agree to split settlement evenly, while denying liability Read more

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