Michigan House bill would ban COVID vaccine mandates, but never got a vote

With Democrats taking the gavels in January, it’s unlikely House Bill 4736 will ever pass. Read more

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Okemos schools partner with CRT group for mandatory teacher training

Michigan schools continue to stray from the basics Read more

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Whitmer requests federal aid to reopen Palisades nuclear plant, but Granholm says no

Palisades nuclear plant supplied 15% of Michigan’s clean energy Read more

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Michigan museums and zoos cash in with 2023 state budget

Lawmakers were generous in granting the public’s money to private institutions Read more

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Wind industry strikes against local zoning control in Michigan

After losing big in township votes, turbine companies seek state preemption of local rules Read more

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Freedom is worth fighting for, and being thankful for

The Mackinac Center fights to prevent government encroachment Read more

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U-M should do more to respect due process, civil liberties group says

Even with improved policies involving sexual misconduct allegations, Ann Arbor campus earns only a “C” Read more

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Michigan Democrats go 0-6 in predictions on right-to-work’s economic effects

In the decade of right-to-work in Michigan, dire predictions have not panned out Read more

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Rent control could be coming to Michigan mobile home parks

Six of the eight legislators who endorsed the idea will be in the majority next year Read more

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Fix the Damn Grid

Michigan’s poor energy reliability is the crisis few are talking about Read more

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Michigan vacation towns could face downturn if short-term rentals not legalized statewide

Local bans could affect homeowners’ property rights; Lansing must step in Read more

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Greater Midland Community Center to receive $5M from state

In two years’ time, the Greater Midland Community Center has benefited from nearly $12M in legislative largesse Read more

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Like Whitmer, Biden clings to COVID emergency powers

Michigan Senators Peters and Stabenow voted no on effort to terminate COVID emergency Read more

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Michigan budget includes $40 million for the arts

Edsel Ford House, Grand Rapids, a community center in Midland were among the beneficiaries Read more

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Biden’s student loan forgiveness scheme fails in federal court

A federal judge ruled the plan an unconstitutional exercise of legislative power Read more

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MichiganVotes Monday: Bill would ban water shutoffs for nonpayment

Water suppliers would be forced to restore any prior shutoff, unless it would harm public health to do so. Read more

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2023 in Michigan could see $15 minimum wage, right-to-work repeal

Removing the means test for food stamps is also on the Democrats’ wish list Read more

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Michigan will be less free and more regulated in 2023

Expect water rights to be challenged and homeschools to be regulated Read more

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Michigan bill would require corporations to report on number of female board members

Will Michigan get in the business of tracking diversity statistics of individual companies? Read more

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Michigan budget delivers $2 million curling center in Traverse City

Traverse City breaks out the brooms for pork project in shuttered Kmart Read more

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Michigan is a blue state now

In 2023, Democrats will control every aspect of state government Read more

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Michigan Association of School Boards joins coalition against Let MI Kids Learn

Scholarship program is misrepresented as a voucher, but it’s funded by donors Read more

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Education Department: COVID, not policy, caused Michigan’s decline in national rankings

State blames drop in NAEP scores on pandemic, not Whitmer policies Read more

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Whitmer’s closing argument includes her failure to raise gas taxes, shut down Line 5

If Whitmer had things her way, energy would be more expensive and less reliable in Michigan Read more

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Michigan school districts might face higher costs from union-friendly legislation

Proposal would require districts to pay increased costs even if there is no contract Read more

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