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Immigrant detention company could buy private land since Whitmer nixed plan

A Virginia-based company that planned to build a private immigrant detention center in Michigan may now consider buying private property after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

Whitmer wants to fix the damn roads. Citizens wonder why the...

In her first State of the State address last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer painted a vivid picture of school buses driving on unsafe roads...

Business lobbyists: GOP minimum wage, sick leave law changes were legal

Some of the state’s top business lobbyists believe they’re in the clear as Attorney General Dana Nessel begins a review of GOP maneuvers last...

Rick Haglund: Biz groups fighting Whitmer’s environmental agenda fail to see...

Republican leaders in the Legislature have pledged to work cooperatively with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on solving the tough issues facing the state. But apparently...

Video: Lawmakers on gov. agenda of equal pay, auto insurance reform

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ramps up to reveal her first budget next month, Republican and Democratic lawmakers, not surprisingly, are hoping to hear different...

Shades of Cherry Commission in Whitmer’s education and workforce agenda

Do you remember what the Cherry Commission was? If so, congratulations. Like me, you are a huge policy nerd. But in light of Gov. Gretchen...

West Michigan biz leaders cheer Whitmer’s LGBTQ rights push

Several members of West Michigan’s famously conservative business community are on board with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's call in her State of the State address...

AG asked to review GOP action modifying paid sick time, minimum...

State Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) wants the Michigan attorney general to take another look at last year’s GOP legislative maneuvering to weaken ballot initiatives...

Leaders grade gov. speech on jobs, auto insurance, education and more

There was no shortage of people giving their takes on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State speech on Tuesday night, including the...

Bet on roads? Tribes could lose in gambling plan

Despite repeated failure, a bill has resurfaced that would inject $60 million of Native American gambling money into the state’s crumbling roads. Early this session,...

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