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U.S. House panel investigating DTE, other utilities, for industry group ties

Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. is one of eight utility companies under investigation by the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, according to a...

U.S. House passes bill to revive Obama-era net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted on Wednesday to approve legislation that would reinstate former President Obama-era net neutrality rules that prevent internet service...

NFIB rejects Whitmer road-funding plan

The membership of one of the state’s leading small business advocacy groups is vigorously opposed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 45-cent gas tax increase...
Michigan State University

MSU grad student union says new contract hurts foreign students

Michigan State University’s graduate student employee union is crying foul over the university’s rejection of its latest contract re-negotiation, which it says will negatively...
Gov. Whitmer signing an environmental measure

Whitmer doesn’t rule out Enbridge tunnel plan

Speaking with reporters this week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer did not rule out ultimately supporting a plan from Canadian oil titan Enbridge to build a...
Gov. Whitmer presenting the FY2020 budget

Whitmer, GOP leaders spar, no closer on deal for road funding

Michigan’s Legislature may be enjoying its final week of spring break before budget season begins in earnest, but the challenge of funding Michigan’s infrastructure...
Demonstrators in Flint, MI in 2016

Judge allows Flint water class-action lawsuit to proceed, adds Snyder back...

A federal judge issued a court order Monday allowing a class-action lawsuit over the Flint water crisis to proceed and reinstated former Gov. Rick...
Gretchen Whitmer at the 2017 Women's March

Whitmer makes play for Georgia’s film industry, sans incentives

Updated 8:25 p.m. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is hoping to attract some of Georgia’s lucrative film industry as that state’s impending anti-abortion legislation has many...

Audit: $175 million state HR system needs improvement

Updated, 3:20 p.m. with the State Budget Office's comments. A new government audit shows that the Statewide Integrated Governmental Management Applications system used by almost...

Rick Haglund: No evidence that Whitmer’s business tax hike will hurt...

When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed a 6-percent income tax on small businesses in early March, business lobbying groups and Republican lawmakers slammed it faster...

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