Politics + Gov

Michigan is one of 16 states with lower tax revenue than...

Gov. Rick Snyder is fond of bragging about Michigan’s “comeback” since the Great Recession, but one key economic indicator continues to lag.

Susan J. Demas: Whoa, there, little ladies. GOP men will show...

The pink wave crashed in Michigan on Nov. 6, with the female-dominated Democratic ticket sweeping every statewide office.

Michigan is almost at full employment. What impact will minimum wage...

While many progressives are up in arms at the GOP-led Legislature’s attempts to gut an initiative raising the minimum wage, a report this week...

Legendary civil rights lawyer Dean Robb dies

Dean Robb, the Michigan attorney who filed suit against the FBI after civil rights activists were murdered by Ku Klux Klan members in the...

Blacks took lead as Michigan ‘freed the weed’

“I think it’s a tremendous victory that we freed the weed, as I like to say, or legalize marijuana in a time when African-Americans are four times more likely to be convicted of marijuana."

Utilities fight Michigan’s post-Flint lead regulation

Water utilities and services that provide tap water for a majority of Michigan residents are pushing back against a new state lead rule meant to protect public health after the Flint water crisis.

Indivisible activists fired up to fight GOP in Lame Duck

Indivisible groups, which propelled Democrats to victories in key races across Michigan last month, are now firing up to fight the GOP legislation in Lame Duck.

DeVos family gave to Mississippi U.S. Sen. Hyde-Smith

Members of West Michigan’s DeVos family, longtime stalwarts of state and national GOP causes and candidates, were among those financially supporting U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.).

Susan J. Demas: I thought I was done with journalism. I...

Whenever I’m contemplating a big life change, I head to the mountains. I love the Rockies, Cascades and Great Dividing Range in Australia, but my...
Michigan DEQ contractors

Snyder’s PFAS funding falls short, environmentalists say

Environmentalists say Gov. Rick Snyder’s requested $43 million in additional funding to tackle contamination from a suite of chemicals abbreviated as PFAS is a good start.

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