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State gives disaster funding to flooded Tuscola County

The state has announced it will open the Disaster and Emergency Contingency Fund to Tuscola County in mid-Michigan, after disastrous late spring flooding led...

Whitmer tweets lawmakers could have climbed Mt. Everest — twice —...

As summer wears on, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appears to be growing more impatient with the state Legislature’s lack of urgency on getting a budget...
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at the Mackinac Policy Conference

Whitmer, Great Lakes governors form coalition on Asian carp

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office announced Tuesday morning that she, as part of a new bipartisan coalition of governors in the Great Lakes region, will...

MDOT: Proposed Blue Water Bridge sale offers limited payday for state

Michigan’s House Republican Caucus wants to continue exploring a sale of the Blue Water Bridge, despite a new analysis showing there would be little...

Highway named in Aretha Franklin’s honor

There's finally a "freeway of love," as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed a bill memorializing Detroit pop legend Aretha Franklin. House Bill 4060, sponsored...

As Legislature rests, Whitmer and teachers press for budget certainty

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is using a legislative lull to tear into Republican lawmakers for passing budget proposals that she says are “phony solutions.”  Speaking with...
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U.S. Agriculture Dept. awards $4.2M for Michigan projects

Michigan will receive funds for a mid-Michigan road commission building and street cleaning equipment for an Upper Peninsula city from the U.S. Department of...

Bill introduced to rename highway after Dingell

A state senator introduced legislation this week that would rename parts of a highway in Dearborn after the late U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn). Senate...

Groups call on Legislature to continue work on budget, roads, revenue

The GOP-led Michigan House and Senate have passed versions of the fiscal year 2020 budget far apart from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposal for...
roads

House Dems push new business taxes to fix roads

Updated, 11:48 a.m. with additional comments from House Democrats Michigan House Democrats are out with their own road-funding plan and it’s a sharp departure from...

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