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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...

Levin, Moolenaar ask Pompeo to stop Iraqi national deportations

U.S. Reps. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and John Moolenaar (R-Midland) are again teaming up over Iraqi nationals living in the United States, this time...

Tlaib, AOC, others want to kill ICE funding after Trump’s proposed...

President Donald Trump announced last week on Twitter that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would begin rounding up undocumented immigrants for deportation, sparking...

Rick Haglund: Michigan’s finances are still reeling from recession, outdated tax...

Much has been made of Michigan’s “lost decade”— the period between 2001 and 2010 in which Michigan shed jobs every year. But Michigan and most...

Bill introduced to rename highway after Dingell

A state senator introduced legislation this week that would rename parts of a highway in Dearborn after the late U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn). Senate...

Study: Medicaid work requirements failed to increase employment rate

Updated 6/25, 2:06 p.m. The first study of Arkansas’ first-in-the-nation Medicaid work requirements was released this week, and it shows that they’ve kicked people off...

Peters wants national manufacturing policy

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) says he has a plan to boost American manufacturing. The first-term senator — who’s now facing a challenge...

Column: Raise the Age could be a bipartisan win 100 years...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer spent her inauguration speech talking about “building bridges” and embracing bipartisanship. And while some Michiganders dared to dream that was possible,...

Groups call on Legislature to continue work on budget, roads, revenue

The GOP-led Michigan House and Senate have passed versions of the fiscal year 2020 budget far apart from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposal for...
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House Dems push new business taxes to fix roads

Updated, 11:48 a.m. with additional comments from House Democrats Michigan House Democrats are out with their own road-funding plan and it’s a sharp departure from...

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