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Amash shuns presidential talk at town hall, says he irks both...

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Cascade Twp.) on Monday evening sought to spell out his libertarian beliefs to constituents and show why those views so...

Whitmer, El-Sayed to both address 2019 University of Michigan grads

Now-Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Abdul El-Sayed faced off in last year's Democratic gubernatorial primary, and now they'll both be giving University of Michigan commencement...

Nessel moves to shield lottery revenue for schools

Attorney General Dana Nessel is leading an effort with an amicus brief opposing a U.S. Department of Justice’s opinion that involves all types of...

From preschool to Flint: Michigan budget details you might have missed

A $60.2 billion budget has a lot of nooks and crannies. The Advance has covered Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's overall fiscal year 2020 budget, roads plan,...

Whitmer’s budget pitch to reluctant Republicans: Pay now or pay more...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had a simple message on Tuesday for legislators who questioned the need to raise taxes to improve schools and roads: Pay...

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....

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