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Tlaib wants hearings on opportunity zones after news report on Dan...

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) sent a letter Wednesday to the chairs of key House panels asking them to hold investigative hearings into opportunity...

Health study: 7,000 more Michigan children were uninsured in 2018

Michigan has seen a 10% jump in the number of children without health insurance between 2016 and 2018, a new Georgetown University report shows. The...

Whitmer declares November Homeless Awareness Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued on Monday a proclamation declaring November as Homeless Awareness Month. “I am a proud life-long Michigander who is dedicated to making...

Column: DeVos’ formula for success: Trash public schools and push privatization

When U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos discussed the results from the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress, she described them as “devastating” and...

Bills you may have missed: Wrongful imprisonment, disability accommodations and taxes...

Here’s this week’s Michigan Advance roundup of noteworthy recent legislation that has mostly gone under the radar. Wrongful imprisonment claims Bipartisan legislation to resolve conflicting timelines...

Sanders endorsed by Tlaib at Detroit rally knocking corporate greed

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.t.) and U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) railed against corporate greed both in Detroit and across the...

Auto workers ratify contract with GM, end six-week strike

The six-week United Auto Workers strike of General Motors ended Friday afternoon as about 49,000 workers voted to ratify a four-year contract. The union will...

Lawmakers push tax breaks for data centers, critics worry about school...

A number of bipartisan bills are making their way around the House and Senate in efforts to make Michigan more competitive in the data...

Whitmer orders Michigan overtime pay rule exceeding Trump admin measure

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday directed her Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to write a rule that would go beyond a Trump administration...

Wayne State to offer free tuition for Detroit students, residents

Wayne State University (WSU) on Wednesday announced an ambitious plan to provide free tuition for Detroit high school graduates. The student must have a high...

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