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West Michigan business community sends thanks, beer, to Snyder

Former Gov. Rick Snyder used his first major public appearance since leaving office in January to share thoughts on the differences between being a...

House GOP counters Whitmer’s 45-cent fuel tax hike with scaled-back roads...

Michigan House Republicans on Thursday released a plan to dedicate Michigan’s 6-percent sales tax on vehicle fuel to state roads. They also advanced a...

House slows resignation push as Inman seeks addiction treatment

Leaders in Michigan’s House of Representatives are delaying a vote urging the immediate resignation of one of their own members amid news that he’s...

Whitmer announces new name, director for workforce development dept.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Thursday that renamed and reorganized Michigan’s department responsible for handling workforce and economic development, now known as...

Julie Cassidy: We must stand against Trump’s anti-family, pro-homelessness agenda

President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to make America great. But more than halfway through his first term, his preferred policies have done...

Warren stumps for new ‘economic patriotism’ plan in Detroit, Lansing

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared in Detroit and Lansing Tuesday as part of a presidential campaign swing through the Midwest in which she...

Upton joins Dems to offer ‘dreamers’ path to citizenship

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) was one of seven Republicans who joined with Democrats in the U.S. House on Tuesday to...

Inslee talks climate change, water shutoffs during Detroit visit

Presidential hopeful Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has described himself as the “climate candidate.” On Tuesday, he visited sections of Detroit during what was described...

Whitmer, LGBTQ caucus make big push to win GOP support for...

Updated 2:56 p.m., 4:57 p.m. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appeared alongside members of the Legislature’s LGBTQ Caucus in her office at the Capitol Tuesday to announce...

West Michigan transit expansion gathers broad support

By next August, 16 new accordion-style buses will begin connecting the booming areas of downtown Grand Rapids and Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus...

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