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Stabenow, Peters call on DeVos to abandon rule stripping student borrower...

U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) are calling on the President Trump administration to undo a rule that guts protections...

How Trump admin food stamp changes could put school districts in...

The rollout of new federal regulations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has families and school districts nervously waiting to find out who...

House committee still tweaking bipartisan ‘safe drinking water’ bills 

The state House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee took up bills on statewide drinking water quality issues Tuesday afternoon, but declined to move...

Whitmer to keynote 5th annual sexual assault summit

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is slated to be the keynote speaker at Michigan’s fifth annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault summit in December.  The annual event...

Susan J. Demas: After years of cutting Michigan to the bone,...

In 2011, I was having dinner with a big media executive on a day that teachers were protesting GOP then-Gov. Rick Snyder's budget cuts...

Dem spending bills emerge as budget talks resume

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that “good faith” efforts are being made to complete the budget process by as soon as next week.  Whitmer and...

GOP Legislature introduces budget supplementals, Whitmer says she wants to negotiate

The Republican-led Legislature on Tuesday moved to possibly restore roughly one-third of the almost $1 billion in vetoes handed down last week by Gov....

Report: Betsy DeVos’ security detail cost $6.2M last year

The taxpayer cost to protect U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos continues to stretch into the millions. Politico reports that the price tag was $6.24...

After budget drama, Whitmer outlines areas for compromise before meeting with...

After signing the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, albeit with plenty of vetoes, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday laid out a list of key priorities...

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...

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