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In $1B spending spree, Michigan lawmakers gave $13M to two unions

Legislative grants allow lawmakers to direct public money to specific projects in a secretive fashion Read more

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Government has not ended poverty, but task force wants to try harder

Despite recommendations of poverty task force, growing the state government can’t promise better outcomes Read more

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Ottawa County Township moves toward restricting short-term rentals

Park Township discusses banning unlicensed short-term rentals of homes, limiting number of rentals Read more

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Rail proponents use shaky data to secure millions in funding

Proposed Railway Project Study Uses Questionable Data To Secure Millions in Funding Read more

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Michigan Department of Education tells teachers it’s OK to hide pronouns from parents

A teacher at Traverse City Public Schools uses gender preference forms as an icebreaker. Why? Read more

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Extreme weather patterns are not new

Michigan’s health department appears to ignore historical data Read more

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Michigan utilities say their customers will control their own thermostats

Recent event in Colorado brings to mind a hot Michigan day in May Read more

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Kalamazoo may need No. 2 plan as state moves to override city’s repeal of decency law

Council member blames public defecation on systemic inequities Read more

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Bill would restrict property owners from using their own water

Ann Arbor Democrats aim to replace current law with a doctrine used in states with a history of water shortages Read more

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Whitmer touts education policy she rejected last year

Student catch-up initiative similar to vetoed 2021 Republican plan Read more

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Confused about crypto?

Michigan government is here to help, with proposed 16-member commission Read more

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Michigan Public Service Commission: Power grid unreliable, distribution plans insufficient

Commission warns that Michigan’s grid is not prepared for the rise of EVs Read more

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Whitmer affirms that nuclear energy is clean energy

In a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Whitmer describes Palisades nuclear plant as good business and good for the environment Read more

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MSU trustees back off from vendor lobbying proposal

Resolution called on contractors to oppose photo-ID measure on November 2022 ballot Read more

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Whitmer, Granholm push for EVs and a slimmer auto industry

U.S. energy secretary and former governor Jennifer Granholm supports a ban on the sale of gas vehicles Read more

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Another $50M in federal funds granted to fix roads affected by Edenville Dam collapse

The Edenville Dam collapse was a failure of government. The fix will be funded by taxpayers. Read more

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Michigan unemployment agency gets nearly $7M from feds, for equity’s sake

If "equity is a goal" of state unemployment system, it should be a budget priority Read more

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As message of COVID vaccines changes, public support for booster shots shrinks

Fewer Americans follow full recommendations Read more

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Michigan school performance took a major hit from COVID lockdowns

The Nation’s Report Card reveals closures had profound negative impact on student achievement Read more

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Oakland County teacher training: You may already be guilty of microaggression

Believe in hard work, opportunity, and America? Those are micro-aggressions, according to two school districts in Michigan’s richest communities Read more

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Student loan borrowers get $10K bailout, trade school students get regulations

Michigan’s state government leans on the trade school student, and feds bail out the student loan borrower Read more

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Michigan Secretary of State: 541K inactive voter registrations to be purged by 2025

In 2023, 102K will be cancelled, followed by another 439K in 2025, state says Read more

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Lawsuit alleging 26K dead on Michigan voter rolls will go on

SOS Benson has purged 330k dead voters from Qualified Voter List since 2019. How many remain? Read more

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Study on Ann Arbor-to-Traverse City railway rests on flimsy data

Yet it’s the foundation for $2.3 million in taxpayer funds for a second-phase study Read more

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After state audit, Michigan Secretary of State purges dead from voter rolls quarterly

Jocelyn Benson's office now offers a post-audit certification, after audit found half of county clerks took no such training Read more

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