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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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Halloween 2020 in Michigan: Hold a virtual party, only go to houses following COVID protocols

Halloween 2020 was a spooky time in Michigan. The state suggested 28 guidelines; all but two were COVID-related Read more

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MSU has won more in last 15 years, but Michigan is the victor in getting taxpayer dollars

The teams will compete Saturday in Ann Arbor for the Paul Bunyan Trophy Read more

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Whitmer didn’t raise gas taxes, but not for lack of trying

She dismissed the idea she would raise taxes by 20 cents per gallon, then pushed for 45 cents Read more

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Whitmer auto jobs claim off by about 25K

Michigan has more auto jobs than when Whitmer took office, but not 30,000 Read more

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Whitmer ties tutoring funds to school districts

After shutting down a tutoring scholarship that would have given funds to families, Whitmer relaunches it, but gives the money to school districts Read more

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Gov. Whitmer has a numbers problem

Twice in one week, Whitmer presented misleading numbers to the public Read more

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Michigan lags other states in regaining jobs lost due to pandemic-era lockdown

Numbers from Bureau of Labor Statistics show slower recovery in states that had the strictest pandemic lockdowns Read more

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Michigan Rep. Lawrence leads Congress in proxy votes

Lawrence has nearly 3X the proxy votes of any other Michigan representative in Congress Read more

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Despite Biden’s upbeat talk, manufacturing jobs are in a decline

Electric vehicles are not bringing jobs to Michigan Read more

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State reporting on COVID-19 no longer includes information on vaccination status

Questions arise over accuracy of state data Read more

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Slotkin ad mistakes job announcements for jobs, subsidies for growth

Opposing subsidies is not the same as opposing jobs Read more

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Whitmer, maskless at high-risk school district, ignores health department, CDC guidance

Through her actions, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is declaring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic Read more

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Wayne County leads list of 50-year population losses

Detroit's county lost 910,000 residents while neighboring Oakland and Macomb grew; Ontonagon had greatest percentage decline Read more

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Have gun, will audit: With 87K new IRS agents, how many will be armed?

Among the duties of an IRS criminal investigation special agent: ‘Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary’ Read more

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Sen. Stabenow slams Big Pharma, Big Oil, but takes their donations

Over the decades, the companies Stabenow blames for high prices have been big-dollar donors to her campaigns Read more

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CPAC scorecard: Michigan lawmakers least conservative in Midwest

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State Board of Education member resigns, leaves Michigan

When people who know Michigan's educational offerings best decide their future is elsewhere, we should be concerned Read more

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Farmington schools consultant sees problems with strong family structure

‘Systemic familialism’ is the name for the privilege held by people with intact families Read more

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Why did a Republican candidate for governor take $250K in matching funds?

Small-government conservative Garrett Soldano made an odd choice in taking public funds for his campaign Read more

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Detroit should scrap city ID program, after 2-year break, data leak

Rather than bring program in-house, Detroit should partner with Secretary of State to help Detroiters get IDs Read more

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Faulty assumptions led to $2.3 billion catch-up on Michigan school pensions

Michigan has a history of underfunding the system but might now make extra debt payments Read more

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If not for Whitmer's veto, Michigan would already have tax relief

Whitmer says she's 'hopeful' for tax relief, but has vetoed multiple tax cuts. Read more

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In Kalamazoo, budding bureaucracy accompanies pot industry

In the world of government, today's coordinator is tomorrow's department Read more

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State of Michigan plays peek-a-boo, redacting publicly available document

Now you see them, now you don't Read more

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