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Whitmer downplays reported business tax dealmaking in budget

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her first budget proposal represents a “real solution” and now the negotiation process can begin. On Tuesday night, Crain’s Detroit...

Davidson heads group fighting for Medicare, ACA

Dr. Rob Davidson, a Democrat who lost his 2018 challenge to U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland), has a new gig. He's the new volunteer executive...

Congress passes conservation bill honoring John Dingell

Less than a month after the passing of former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, Congress has honored him by passing a conservation package bearing his...

From preschool to Flint: Michigan budget details you might have missed

A $60.2 billion budget has a lot of nooks and crannies. The Advance has covered Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's overall fiscal year 2020 budget, roads plan,...

Slideshow and video of Whitmer’s first budget address

On Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented her first budget to the state House and Senate Appropriations committees, which have oversight of the process. She...

On this Day in 1857: Cass becomes U.S. Secretary of State

Lewis Cass of Michigan on March 6, 1857, became U.S. Secretary of State. Cass previously served as Michigan territorial governor from 1813 to 1831. He...

Gilchrist, Chatfield to work with Duggan on auto insurance reform

Mayor Mike Duggan’s call Tuesday night for the state Legislature to act on auto insurance reform wasn’t new — but he did have a...

Republicans leery, Democrats silent on governor’s gas tax hike

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s gas tax proposal to fix the roads — which would make Michigan the nation’s highest fuel tax state — is a...

Whitmer’s budget pitch to reluctant Republicans: Pay now or pay more...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had a simple message on Tuesday for legislators who questioned the need to raise taxes to improve schools and roads: Pay...

Freedom Fund hammers Whitmer for ‘lazy’ roads plan

The conservative Freedom Fund is slamming Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, saying she's gone back on an October debate statement that dramatically raising the gas tax...

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