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Susan J. Demas: It took a Democratic governor to ax pork-barrel...

It's been nine months since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took office, but Republicans are still struggling to accept that they don't run everything in Michigan...

Peters talks 2020, Trump impeachment before visiting UAW strikers

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) made appearances in Lansing Tuesday morning, which included a question and answer session with the Lansing Regional Chamber...

State board OKs $625M in spending transfers, Whitmer invites GOP leaders...

Just hours after cutting almost $1 billion from the GOP-led $59 billion Fiscal Year 2020 budget, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took the rare step of...

Whitmer vetoes almost $1B in GOP ‘pork barrel’ spending in budget

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed 16 GOP-led budget bills, averting a partial government shutdown, but also handed down $947 million worth of...

Warren, Klobuchar on same page on unions, impeachment at Michigan UFCW...

Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) touted unions as a key part of their strategy to win the...

State employees told there will be no government shutdown

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has informed roughly 48,000 state employees that there will be no state government shutdown next week and all staff should...

Enviro groups declare solidarity with UAW, telling GM: ‘We know you...

Almost 50 environmental organizations signed a letter Friday addressed to the CEO of General Motors, declaring their support for the United Autoworkers (UAW) members...

Tlaib feels a ‘sense of urgency’ on impeachment

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib is having a good week.  The freshman Detroit Democrat has been one of the most outspoken members of the...

Lavora Barnes: GOP tax reform hasn’t lived up to promises

Two years ago today, congressional Republicans unveiled a tax plan, with big promises of a tax cut that would allegedly raise wages, lift up...

Susan J. Demas: What’s not in the GOP budget? Start with...

Remember GOP former Gov. Rick Snyder's so-called pension tax, which passed under the GOP-led Legislature in 2011? After the outcry, even some Republicans decided...

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