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House committee still tweaking bipartisan ‘safe drinking water’ bills 

The state House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee took up bills on statewide drinking water quality issues Tuesday afternoon, but declined to move...

Susan J. Demas: After years of cutting Michigan to the bone,...

In 2011, I was having dinner with a big media executive on a day that teachers were protesting GOP then-Gov. Rick Snyder's budget cuts...

State to hold 14 forum across Michigan on new Medicaid work...

Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used the state Administrative Board to move about $6 million in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget that the GOP-led...

Dem spending bills emerge as budget talks resume

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that “good faith” efforts are being made to complete the budget process by as soon as next week.  Whitmer and...

GOP Legislature introduces budget supplementals, Whitmer says she wants to negotiate

The Republican-led Legislature on Tuesday moved to possibly restore roughly one-third of the almost $1 billion in vetoes handed down last week by Gov....

Anti-abortion group with troubled history earns Whitmer veto

Updated, 8:14 a.m. 10/8/19 Among Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s list of line item vetoes for the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget was $700,000 for a controversial...

Bills axing Michigan’s ‘tampon tax’ get House hearing

A Michigan House panel on Wednesday heard testimony on a set of bills getting rid of the so-called “tampon tax” introduced by state Reps....

After budget drama, Whitmer outlines areas for compromise before meeting with...

After signing the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, albeit with plenty of vetoes, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday laid out a list of key priorities...

Susan J. Demas: It took a Democratic governor to ax pork-barrel...

It's been nine months since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took office, but Republicans are still struggling to accept that they don't run everything in Michigan...

State board OKs $625M in spending transfers, Whitmer invites GOP leaders...

Just hours after cutting almost $1 billion from the GOP-led $59 billion Fiscal Year 2020 budget, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took the rare step of...

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