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Senate passes $58B budget with 8.8% cut for Nessel, no gas...

The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate passed its version of the fiscal year 2020 budget on Wednesday, moving forward a negotiation process with Democratic Gov. Gretchen...

Report: Michigan teacher salaries still lag those of college-educated peers

A new study by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) shows Michigan’s teachers are just below the national average in terms of their weekly “wage...

Gov. issues 1st line-item veto in wrongful imprisonment bill, signs snow...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed two bills on Friday — one improving transparency in the state’s Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Fund in which she issued her...

Slotkin lashes out at DeVos for not meeting with Nassar survivors

Updated, 3:34 p.m. with comments from DeVos' office U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) said she met with U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Tuesday to discuss...

State ed board appoints Kalamazoo superintendent to long-vacant top post

Updated 8:00 a.m. May 8, 2019 Michigan’s Board of Education appointed Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rice as the state’s new top education official, filling...

Exclusive: Weingarten fires back at DeVos, says we ‘wouldn’t even need...

Updated, 2:30 p.m., with comments from DeVos' office. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday blasted the head of a teachers union for her salary,...

Harris lauds teachers as ‘superheroes’ in 2-day Wayne County campaign swing

Presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) toured three Wayne County public schools on the second day of her Michigan swing, touting her plan...
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Union: New MSU grad student contract offers raise, helps international employees

One month after criticizing Michigan State University for “negligence and apathy” during contract negotiations, the union representing its graduate school employees has announced a...
Betsy DeVos

DeVos: Media ‘use my name as clickbait’

Updated 2:49 p.m. Betsy DeVos would prefer not to be in the headlines. The U.S. Education Secretary, a West Michigan native, spoke Monday to an...

Klobuchar pledges infrastructure support during Detroit speech

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Friday touted her support for improving the nation’s infrastructure, support for Obamacare and criminal justice reform during her...

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