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Nancy Martorano Miller: One-party rule in 49 state legislatures reflects flaws...

Across the United States, Republicans control 30 statehouses and the Democrats control 18. That is the largest number of one-party controlled state legislatures since...

Column: America’s schools are crumbling — what will it take...

When I was asked to support a federal lawsuit that says Detroit’s deteriorating schools were having a negative impact on students’ ability to learn,...

Susan J. Demas: Michigan GOP’s redistricting scam is part of national...

In politics, coverage is almost exclusively driven by the horserace: who’s winning and who’s losing. But in Michigan, a federal three-judge panel just unanimously ruled...

Rick Haglund: Michigan is running out of workers. That’s bad news...

Michigan has largely focused on boosting educational attainment and vocational skills to meet employers’ current and future workforce needs. But there’s a bigger issue threatening...

Susan J. Demas: If you think women can’t win after 2016,...

The pink wave of 2018 — fueled by female rage — has given way to a throwback election for president in 2020. The race has,...

Alicia Guevara Warren: Time for action and change in our child...

At a recent seminar, I was challenged to think differently about strategies we use to get results for kids and families. Earlier this year, I...

Anne Woiwode: Whitmer must shut down Line 5

On Earth Day, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s visionary new Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) was born, bringing together the ambitious goals of...

Lisa Canada: Lawmakers should act quickly to stop payroll, tax fraud...

The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights represents more than 14,000 men and women who build our state from the ground up. From...

Kate Gasparro: Civic crowdfunding reduces the risk of ‘bikelash’

Bike-sharing and dockless bike ventures are spreading as more people get around on two wheels. Cyclists, planners, environmentalists and others are excited to see...

Column: Michigan needs a ‘rural ombudsman’

Michigan’s official state motto is: “Si Quæris Peninsulam Amœnam Circumspice," or, “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” Michigan is a large state...

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