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State board OKs $625M in spending transfers, Whitmer invites GOP leaders...

Just hours after cutting almost $1 billion from the GOP-led $59 billion Fiscal Year 2020 budget, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took the rare step of...

Whitmer vetoes almost $1B in GOP ‘pork barrel’ spending in budget

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed 16 GOP-led budget bills, averting a partial government shutdown, but also handed down $947 million worth of...

State employees told there will be no government shutdown

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has informed roughly 48,000 state employees that there will be no state government shutdown next week and all staff should...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Legislature’s budget has some bright spots, but still...

We love budgets at the Michigan League for Public Policy, both as an organization and as individuals. It is a big focus of our...

Susan J. Demas: What’s not in the GOP budget? Start with...

Remember GOP former Gov. Rick Snyder's so-called pension tax, which passed under the GOP-led Legislature in 2011? After the outcry, even some Republicans decided...

Roads, school funding dominate Rep. Brixie town hall in East Lansing

After a full day for the Michigan Legislature as it finished work on the $60 billion Fiscal Year 2020 budget, state Rep. Julie Brixie...

Final GOP budgets pass Legislature, Whitmer calls bills ‘a mess’

The GOP-led Legislature on Tuesday advanced 15 budget bills that will now head to the desk of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the coming days.  The...

Whitmer, Greig agree their relationship is ‘fine’ after K-12 budget split

Michigan has a week to go to get next year’s state budget in place, and the Legislature is expected to approve a slew of...

Susan J. Demas: What the mean-girl, media-bashing GOP Mackinac confab tells...

If you wanted evidence that, despite beltway pundits' plaintive claims, both parties are not the same, just compare the mean-girl rhetoric of the GOP...

DeVos pushes for more school choice during Detroit visit

For the first time since she began serving as U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos came to visit students in a Detroit-area school.  On Friday,...

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