Local Government

Benton Harbor rejects Whitmer’s deal to keep high school open

The Benton Harbor School Board rejected on Tuesday night an agreement that would have given the city a one-year window in which to make...

AG’s office has seized almost 20 million new docs in Flint...

Updated, 2:26 p.m. 6/29/19 At a Friday night town hall in Flint, Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced they’ve seized...
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Michigan AFL-CIO backs LGBTQ rights push in local governments

Updated, 12:03 p.m. 6/29/19 with additional communities that passed measures One of the state’s largest labor unions has encouraged local governments to formally recognize Pride...
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U.S. Agriculture Dept. awards $4.2M for Michigan projects

Michigan will receive funds for a mid-Michigan road commission building and street cleaning equipment for an Upper Peninsula city from the U.S. Department of...
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Flint, unemployment insurance, Headlee lawsuits cast shadow over state budget

The state is keeping an eye on multiple pending lawsuits, including a potential settlement for Flint residents, that could leave a huge hole in...
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From suing the state to serving as AG: Nessel recalls journey...

Saturday wasn't the first time that Attorney General Dana Nessel was the grand marshal of Michigan Pride. Five years earlier, she served in that role...

LGBTQ pols working to build another ‘rainbow wave’ in 2020

In 2004, almost 60% of Michiganders voted to deny same-sex couples marriage rights. The constitutional amendment outperformed former President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign...

Whitmer, Gilchrist commemorate Juneteenth in Lansing

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist appeared at Lansing Community College Thursday for the city’s official celebration of Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating...
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

Duggan announces sweeping demolition plan for blighted Detroit homes

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced on Thursday at the Mackinac Policy Conference that he aims to rid the city of its blighted, abandoned residential...

Airbnb boom means mixed bag for Michigan communities

Carole and Terry Tufts live in suburban Kentwood, just 20 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, in a gray four-bedroom home. There’s a plush floral...

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