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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

Editor's Note: A previous version of the column may not have included Barnes' full bio. It appears below. Two years ago today, congressional Republicans unveiled...

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...

Michigan’s poverty rate dips slightly, still above national average

About 1.4 million Michigan residents lived below the federal poverty level in 2018, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. A total of...

Tax break for former Michigan Senate building brings deal ‘full circle’

A brownfield tax credit granted this week for the redevelopment of a former state office building seemingly caps a strange multi-year saga spurred on,...

GM backs down ending on health coverage for striking workers

As the UAW strike continues, General Motors has decided to continue to offer health care coverage to its almost 50,000 striking employees.  GM released a...

Peters, Stabenow vote against Scalia, confirmed despite Dems’ concerns over his...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Eugene Scalia to lead the U.S. Labor Department, in spite of Democrats’ concerns about his tenure...

Corrected: AG opinion on ballot initiative law stands for now*

Updated and corrected on 9/27/19 to accurately reflect the stipulated order.  Judge Cynthia Stephens with the state Court of Claims on Wednesday evening signed a...

Protesters pan new auto insurance law

Thousands rallied at the Michigan Capitol steps Wednesday to protest a new auto insurance law reforming the no-fault insurance policy that protected those injured...

Sanders in Detroit: GM treats ‘workers like crap’

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.t.), a Democratic presidential candidate, came to General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant with a message of support for striking United...

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