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Right-to-work no longer rules in private sector

Agency fees still apply; public sector workers still have right-to-work Read more

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UAW to invest $40M to expand footprint to South

Autoworkers union looks beyond Big Three for growth Read more

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Michigan Senators: Factor $700M tax cut into 2025 budget

Mackinac Center lawsuit will soon have its day in appeals court Read more

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Slippery slope: State board members warn against homeschool registry

Two members offer pushback at plan, warn of unstated dangers Read more

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Michigan’s new growth plan: Open homes to refugees

Sponsors are expected to help refugees find housing, jobs and schooling Read more

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After UAW strike, Ford promises equal and opposite reaction

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Michigan job, population numbers fall behind national trends

Recovery from pandemic has also lagged the national average Read more

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Growth officer: Michigan a ‘leaky bucket’ for young people

Southeast Michigan would be shrinking if not for immigration Read more

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Fast EV adoption will shrink Michigan’s population

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COVID cash grew government in Michigan

Government jobs accounted for 32% of job growth in 2023 Read more

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Flint schools get $156M in COVID funds, ask for debt relief

District seeks $56M bailout from Michigan Legislature Read more

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Wayne State the only college in Michigan to still require COVID vaccine

WSU is one of only 68 in the nation Read more

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Electric school buses lose one-third of range in cold weather

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Biden infrastructure law was a $30B push for EVs

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Whitmer: Taxpayers should fund community college for all

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Why you can’t buy cars on Sunday in (some parts of) Michigan

Law was passed at the behest of auto dealers; Detroit led effort before Lansing followed suit Read more

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Detroit Achievement Academy wins $500K Yass Prize as finalist

Competition rewards transformational changes in education Read more

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Union membership reaches a 40-year low

The last 15 years have seen the number of government union members drop by 900,000 Read more

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EPA: Wind, solar are intermittent, but electric buses can help

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Board approves language for ballot effort restoring local control of solar siting

Appointees of the governor can override local will, per Public Act 233 of 2023 Read more

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Michigan population council: Nobody to blame for poor-performing schools

Michigan schools ‘built for bygone era,’ advisory board warns Read more

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Why $125M won’t buy many electric school buses

A round of Michigan bus grants in 2022 came to $391K per bus; nationwide average is $360K per bus Read more

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Michigan 2024 budget includes $50M for teacher, admin mentoring

Another $150,000 budgeted for school board training, which is not yet a legal requirement Read more

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State superintendent asks Michigan lawmakers for home school registry

Homeschool registry presented as safety issue, though officials cite no data Read more

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Coming to Michigan in 2024: $125M of electric school buses

Rural districts will receive priority placement Read more

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