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Mary Alice Carter: Real Alternatives is a real waste of Michigan...

It shouldn’t be controversial to say that elected officials have a responsibility to be trustworthy stewards of taxpayers’ money. Unfortunately, conservative legislators in Lansing have...
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Flint, unemployment insurance, Headlee lawsuits cast shadow over state budget

The state is keeping an eye on multiple pending lawsuits, including a potential settlement for Flint residents, that could leave a huge hole in...

Poll: Strong support for graduated income tax

A new statewide poll shows that three-quarters of Michiganders support a graduated tax system in which the wealthy would pay more. The poll from...
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Community benefits program announced for Gordie Howe Bridge

The Gordie Howe International Bridge will include a substantial community benefits program, according to a Friday announcement by the public and private team responsible...

GOP backs down on Gordie Howe Bridge, House springs transportation budget

Michigan’s GOP-led House on Thursday passed a $5.4 billion fiscal year 2020 transportation budget proposal that unlocks new money for road repairs that has...

Susan J. Demas: The GOP finally has an infrastructure plan: Sell...

In what was, perhaps, the most perfect Onion story ever written, the city of Detroit was sold at auction to “bulk scrap dealers and...

House budget would stop Michigan spending on Gordie Howe Bridge

Updated with MDOT comments, 9:50 p.m. A GOP-led Michigan House panel passed a budget proposal Wednesday that would prohibit the state from spending any taxpayer...

Wrongfully convicted, Catholic clergy probe funded in 2019 supplemental budget

The Michigan Senate approved a fiscal year 2019 supplemental budget Tuesday, including $10 million to replenish a fund that compensates the wrongfully convicted and...

Rick Haglund: Below the surface, Michigan’s economy has serious flaws

Let’s start with some good news: Michigan has the 13th best economy in the country, far surpassing the performance of surrounding Great Lakes states,...

Nessel: More charges coming in Catholic clergy sexual abuse probe

Attorney General Dana Nessel told the Michigan Advance on Wednesday that her department will issue more charges in its ongoing investigation of sexual abuse...

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