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GOP senator presses reluctant leadership for billions in state, local aid...

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is making a strong push to rescue ailing state and local governments in a fifth coronavirus relief...

Whitmer signs FY 2020 budget fix

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday signed fixes to Michigan's current Fiscal Year 2020 budget after the COVID-19 pandemic cinched revenues. The GOP-led Legislature passed supplemental...

Column: Here’s what schools need during COVID-19 and beyond

As we begin to reimagine K-12 education in a post-COVID-19 world, it is imperative we use research to guide our decisions to help all...

Susan J. Demas: We’re in a Trump recession. Michigan Republicans think...

In Washington, conservative fiscal scolds are finally emerging from an almost four-year hibernation in the deficit-busting, economic-tanking Trump era, as polls show the president...

Column: Senate GOP COVID-19 relief plan is light on ‘relief,’ low...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer spent a portion of her COVID-19 briefing this week criticizing the long-awaited U.S. Senate Republicans’ COVID relief package that proved to...

Whitmer calls on Senate GOP to increase federal COVID-19 recovery funds

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday urged the President Trump administration and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to support a stronger economic recovery...

Chang rips LaFave bill to make Chinese govt. pay for COVID-19 

Updated, 2:08 p.m. 7/27/20 State Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) is beside herself. “It doesn’t make any sense,” Chang told the Advance this weekend about legislation from...

Column: School funding must be prioritized as we make up lost...

As members of the Return to Learn Advisory Committee appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office, we are pleased with the framework that was presented...

Senate Republicans pursue benefits pay cut for jobless, adjourn without action

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders slammed Republicans Friday for leaving in the lurch millions of jobless Americans who are relying on enhanced unemployment benefits to...

In-person learning required for K-5 students under GOP plan passed by...

Wednesday’s House session ran late into the night while state representatives debated the Republicans’ “Return to Learn” legislation, which ultimately was approved, despite pushback...

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