Politics + Gov

How past Michigan governors handled budget fights — and what to...

For former Gov. Rick Snyder, who ran as a self-described nerd, budget presentations were like Christmas morning. Unlike other governors, the Republican personally presented...

Progress Michigan wants FOIA reform loopholes plugged

Legislation opening the governor’s office and the Legislature to public records requests has some major transparency flaws, Progress Michigan said on Monday. House Bills 4007-4016...

Kildee: Trump could be impeached for crimes unrelated to Russia

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) was asked on MSNBC Monday evening about conservative commentators insisting that majority U.S. House Democrats are planning to impeach...

Whitmer’s roads plan fueled by 45-cent gas tax hike over 1...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s long-awaited plan to “fix the damn roads” revolves around raising the state’s gas tax by 45 cents in three increments. That...

Report: School funding and clean water top Michiganders’ concerns

Ryan Jackson will be watching what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposes in her first budget on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Detroit resident says that Michigan’s crumbling roads...

Unions cheer Whitmer’s proposed school funding boost  

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposal to increase education funding in the fiscal year 2020 budget makes for a “strong initial step,” education unions said today....
Amash and Trump

Amash again torches Trump on emergency powers, flirts with 2020 run

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Cascade Twp.) continues to blast President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration, while also saying he won’t rule out challenging...

On this day in 1926: Billionaire Richard DeVos Sr. born

Richard DeVos Sr. was on born on March 4, 1926, in Grand Rapids. DeVos attended Calvin College and was a member of the Sigma Phi...

Susan J. Demas: Open the Legislature and governor up to FOIA...

If you’d like to find out what key politicians are really up to in Michigan, good luck. Our campaign finance laws are a joke. And...

Dingell invites AOC to Detroit to work on climate change

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) said on Sunday that she's invited progressive freshman U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to come to Detroit to work...

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