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Whitmer makes pick to Wayne State board, as Trent joins her...

Kim Trent has left the Wayne State University board to join the administration of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.  Trent will join the leadership team of the...

Dem to DeVos in hearing: You’re the ‘most unpopular person in...

WASHINGTON — A Florida Democratic congresswoman on Thursday told Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, “You are the most unpopular person in our government.”  U.S. Rep. Frederica...

Data center tax break bill dead — for this year

Legislation to expand tax breaks for the Switch data center in Kent County passed out of the state House on Wednesday on a razor-thin...

Slotkin pushes back on DeVos’ Title IX changes with legislation

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) proposed legislation this week to protect sexual assault survivors and stop U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed Title IX...

Students, lawmakers push for bipartisan college affordability bills championed by Whitmer

Efforts to tackle community college affordability in Michigan have stalled since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer highlighted the issue in her State of the State address...

State files brief supporting some state funds for private schools

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and State Superintendent Michael Rice filed a brief with the Michigan Supreme Court on Friday that argued providing financial assistance to...

Whitmer launches financial aid challenge as students face college affordability crisis

Almost $100 million in Pell grant funding went unclaimed last year after an estimated 25,000 eligible Michigan students did not file the Free Application...

Budget breakthrough: Whitmer, GOP leaders near deal as Legislature OKs spending...

By near-unanimous margins, the state Legislature passed supplemental spending bills on Wednesday as GOP lawmakers neared deals with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.  Senate Bill 152 will...

Survivors have high hopes for new MSU trustee, but renew call...

As of Wednesday afternoon, Michigan State University’s embattled Board of Trustees once again has eight members. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Trustee Renee...

‘Hunger-Free Student Bill of Rights’ bill introduced in Michigan Senate

Students from lower-income families are losing access to lunch and being subject to public embarrassment by schools because of it.  That's according to state Senate...

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