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Whitmer picks charter school advocate for new ‘prosperity’ position

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tapped former charter school executive Doug Ross to serve as her senior advisor for “Michigan Prosperity,” according to a statement...

Former state rep. lands on Public Service Commission

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Dan Scripps, an energy policy expert and former state House representative, to serve on the Michigan Public Service Commission. Scripps,...

GOP Senate still undecided on scrapping gov. environmental order

Republicans remain displeased over a new environmental order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but it’s unclear if the GOP-led Legislature will ultimately throttle the measure. There’s...

AG pulls Michigan from ExxonMobil suit

Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel on Thursday continued her quest to remove the state from federal lawsuits her GOP predecessor had joined. Nessel announced she...

SOTU: Trump still wants his wall, namechecks Michigan on NAFTA

WASHINGTON — President Trump implored Congress Tuesday to move past political gridlock in favor of bipartisan cooperation before he dug in on the border...

Dems fume as GM layoff start soon

Detroit-based auto manufacturer General Motors will begin thousands of job layoffs in the coming weeks, according to media reports. The company has become a lightning...

AG fights anti-worker rule, removes Michigan from voting, immigration suits

Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a coalition of 25 state chief law enforcement officials in opposing the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposal...

‘Rotten egg’ smell traced to Detroit Marathon refinery

A pungent rotten-egg smell originated from the Marathon Petroleum refinery in southwest Detroit, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) discovered this weekend. The DEQ caught...

As local governments lose millions from ‘dark stores,’ legislators seek fix

What could local governments do with an extra $100 million? They could hire more police officers, build trails, fix up parks, offer programs for...

Alert lifted at midnight after energy use drops 10%

State reps. spar on social media over calls to conserve energy Less than a day ago, one of the Michigan’s two largest utility companies considered...

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