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Whitmer texted Shirkey over ‘doubling down on stupid’ remark

At a Detroit luncheon on Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had a rejoinder for state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake), who had pointed criticism...

Whitmer’s plan spends more on roads in metro areas

Should Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pass her massive gas tax increase through a leery Legislature, her proposal would bypass an “inefficient,” almost 70-year-old mechanism for...

On this day in 1932: 4 killed during Ford Hunger March

The Ford Hunger March was carried out on March 7, 1932, during the Great Depression. It's sometimes called the Ford Massacre, as five people...

Whitmer downplays reported business tax dealmaking in budget

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her first budget proposal represents a “real solution” and now the negotiation process can begin. On Tuesday night, Crain’s Detroit...

Gilchrist, Chatfield to work with Duggan on auto insurance reform

Mayor Mike Duggan’s call Tuesday night for the state Legislature to act on auto insurance reform wasn’t new — but he did have a...

Republicans leery, Democrats silent on governor’s gas tax hike

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s gas tax proposal to fix the roads — which would make Michigan the nation’s highest fuel tax state — is a...

Freedom Fund hammers Whitmer for ‘lazy’ roads plan

The conservative Freedom Fund is slamming Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, saying she's gone back on an October debate statement that dramatically raising the gas tax...

Governor earns split decision on budget from business groups

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's fiscal year 2020 budget has, not surprisingly, won praise from education organizations, road builders, anti-poverty advocates and local government groups. When it...

Whitmer’s $60B budget axes pension tax, adds new business tax

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s inaugural budget comes with a combination of major increases for roads and schools while aiming to offset tax hikes with targeted...

Detroit to get $30M skills trade training center

The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights (MRCCM) and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced on Monday plans to build a new 120,000 square...

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