Local Government

Michiganders blast Trump’s threats to round up homeless people

Reginald Covington endures hours each day sitting on a plastic milk crate in downtown Detroit soliciting money to help him survive. Covington is homeless and...

Last Michigan budget conference reports signed, full Legislature to vote next...

Republican-led conference committees advanced the remainder of the 2020 Fiscal Year budgets ahead toward likely votes next week in the full chambers, where they...

Gov., local communities celebrate ‘Welcoming Week’ for immigrants

Many Michigan municipalities are celebrating the state’s diversity and  immigrant population at the eighth annual “Welcoming Week.”  The weeklong event is sponsored by Welcoming Michigan,...

Report: County officials line up to support Line 5

Enbridge’s controversial Line 5 oil pipeline is gaining support with the Michigan Association of Counties and county commissioners, according to a new report by...

Michigan leaders remember 9/11

On the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Michigan officials remembered the almost 3,000 people who were killed in New York and Washington,...

Deep-red Livingston County no longer has an all-GOP county board

The growing Detroit exurbs of Livingston County have long been a GOP bastion, but there are some signs that the red wall is being...

Bipartisan lawmakers eye next criminal justice reform: expungement legislation

Ted Kelly has a dream to become a nurse. Sure, he’s made a good living as a Detroit 3 autoworker for the last 35 years,...

Republican leaders move ahead on budget without Whitmer

Updated: 9/6/19 at 1:33 with comments from Whitmer's office Republicans leaders in the Michigan Legislature said Friday they plan to move ahead with their own...

It’s a who’s who of Dem allies on new Oakland County...

New Democratic Oakland County County Executive Dave Coulter has tapped a slew of well-known Democratic allies for his 10-member transition team. Coulter, the former mayor...
Potholes in Brighton

Study: Local tax changes could help fix Michigan’s roads

Local taxation may be the answer to “fixing the damn roads,” according to a new paper from the nonpartisan Citizens Research Council (CRC) of...

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