Infrastructure

Rick Haglund: Why fixing the damn roads is so damn hard

How in the world are we ever going to fix the damn roads? Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signature policy prescription — boosting the gas tax...

Operating engineers strike for ‘fair treatment’ by construction company

Operating engineers working for Indiana-based Rieth-Riley Construction Co. are on strike, calling for “fair treatment.” They have been working without a new contract since...

Harris, Biden, Castro and more: Where round 2 debate candidates have...

Updated, 9:23 p.m. with new events Thursday from Harris and Biden It's round two of the Democratic presidential debates in Detroit, so the Advance has...

Every time Michigan was mentioned in the 1st Democratic debate in...

Given the Democratic Party’s fall from grace in the Upper Midwest in 2016, when they lost the crucial electoral votes of Michigan, Wisconsin and...

Moderators try to pit Warren, Sanders against moderates in 1st Detroit...

Ten candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination argued Tuesday night that they represent the best chance to deny President Donald Trump re-election, with their...

Legal activists urge state to suspend Detroit water shutoffs

Lawyers want Detroit water shutoffs stopped.

Education advocates grapple with ‘disturbing’ higher ed budget

As Republican legislators and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer continue to battle over the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, key interest groups want to see a paradigm...

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...

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