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Whitmer wants to fix the damn roads. Citizens wonder why the...

In her first State of the State address last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer painted a vivid picture of school buses driving on unsafe roads...

Video: Lawmakers on gov. agenda of equal pay, auto insurance reform

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ramps up to reveal her first budget next month, Republican and Democratic lawmakers, not surprisingly, are hoping to hear different...

GOP leader may open door to new revenue for roads

State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) may agree with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration that a major fix to state roads will likely have...

Jacobs: Gov. right to spotlight state worker morale, Medicaid work rules

Gilda Jacobs has watched her share of State of the State addresses, having spent a total of 12 years in both chambers of the...

Top lines from Whitmer’s first State of the State

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had her share of zingers, applause lines and a corny joke or two — pretty standard fare for a first State...

Whitmer declares Snyder era over — except on budget deadlines

Without mentioning his name, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took former Gov. Rick Snyder and Republicans who worked with him to task in a sweeping State...

Leaders grade gov. speech on jobs, auto insurance, education and more

There was no shortage of people giving their takes on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State speech on Tuesday night, including the...

How 25 years of charter schools have changed Detroit

Charter schools have been a part of Michigan’s educational landscape for the last quarter-century. While they still inspire intense debate to this day, there’s...

Gov. to skip SOS happy talk tradition, focus on roads, schools

Michiganders have come to expect that once a year, their governor will appear on TV and put a happy face on the state of...

Dems try to ax tampon tax again

Michigan could become the 11th state to eliminate the tax on feminine hygiene products if legislation introduced this week is signed into law. State Reps. Brian...

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