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Senate sends $385M in spending for flood damage, hospitals and childcare...

Updated, 1:18 p.m. 7/15/21 with Biden's action The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved a $385 million spending plan that would help Southeast Michigan recover from...

51 small, rural Michigan hospitals to receive $13M in COVID-19 funding

As part of the Biden administration’s effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the...

Column: Let’s use data to put kids and families first

Every year, Kids Count in Michigan asks how government policies and budgets can better prioritize what’s most important to us: young people and their...

Michigan joins 47 states seeing COVID-19 cases rise in last 2...

Michigan is now one of many states experiencing a rise in COVID-19 rates, according to the New York Times tracker. Over the past 14 days,...

1st winners of $50K Michigan vaccination drawing announced 

The first round of winners for the daily $50,000 “MI Shot To Win” sweepstakes prize were announced Wednesday by University of Michigan Softball Coach...

‘We’ve got to do better’: Detroit struggles to improve COVID-19 vaccination...

More than six months after the city of Detroit began offering COVID-19 vaccinations, the percentage of Detroit residents aged 12 and up who have...

How many Michigan prison workers have been vaccinated? The state doesn’t...

As of Tuesday, about 63% of the 32,732 inmates housed in Michigan correctional facilities are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — which is higher than...

Whitmer signs $17B schools budget boosting childcare spending, closing district funding...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed the largest School Aid budget in Michigan history Tuesday, totaling $17.1 billion, which hits a longtime goal of...

State reports 650 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that a total of 896,717 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,832...

State board OKs anti-Whitmer petition, heads to GOP-led Legislature

After a year of right-wing acrimony over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 orders and legal turbulence over an effort to permanently strip some of her...

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