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Whitmer’s $60B budget axes pension tax, adds new business tax

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s inaugural budget comes with a combination of major increases for roads and schools while aiming to offset tax hikes with targeted...

Metro Detroit leaders say Whitmer’s education budget makes the grade

Updated at 12:40 p.m. with comments from the Detroit Federation of Teachers. Southeast Michigan leaders praised Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on the $15.4 billion School Aid...

Michigan 2020 budget cheat sheet: What to know before Whitmer’s presentation

Before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer embarked on the Hamtramck Paczki Run on Saturday, she took a minute to address her next big challenge: presenting her...

Report: School funding and clean water top Michiganders’ concerns

Ryan Jackson will be watching what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposes in her first budget on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Detroit resident says that Michigan’s crumbling roads...

Unions cheer Whitmer’s proposed school funding boost  

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposal to increase education funding in the fiscal year 2020 budget makes for a “strong initial step,” education unions said today....

‘Sanctuary cities,’ lobbyist ‘revolving door’ among 400+ new bills in Michigan...

Just two months into their term, members of the 100th Michigan Legislature have already introduced more than 400 bills, including those that seek to...

On this day in 1809: Education act drafted

James Witherell, a member of the Territorial Supreme Court, authored an education act on this day in 1809, according to the Historical Society of...

African-Americans want Whitmer to tackle jobs, health care before roads

Michigan African-Americans support Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but they want her to address job creation and health care before fixing infrastructure. That's according to a new...

Peters wants answers from DeVos over effort to fire watchdog

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) is demanding answers from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about her department’s abrupt decision last month...

Shades of Cherry Commission in Whitmer’s education and workforce agenda

Do you remember what the Cherry Commission was? If so, congratulations. Like me, you are a huge policy nerd. But in light of Gov. Gretchen...

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