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Ananich: Won’t endorse yet in Flint election, says Dems will work...

Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich is nearing a full decade of service in Michigan’s Legislature, and he doesn’t mince words while looking back: “I...

Michigan House Dems await GOP counter-proposals on road funding

Michigan House Democrats mostly feel like they’re biding their time, as they await a Republican counter-proposal to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s call for a 45-cent...

Rick Haglund: Republicans hit Whitmer by playing up urban vs. rural...

Republican lawmakers who are dealing with a Democratic governor for the first time in eight years have already hatched a strategy to take back...

Alex Rossman: Why we should all care about the high cost...

As the parents of twin infants, my wife and I pay more than $500 a week to send them to a child care center....
Gov. Whitmer presenting the FY2020 budget

Whitmer, GOP leaders spar, no closer on deal for road funding

Michigan’s Legislature may be enjoying its final week of spring break before budget season begins in earnest, but the challenge of funding Michigan’s infrastructure...

Rick Haglund: No evidence that Whitmer’s business tax hike will hurt...

When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed a 6-percent income tax on small businesses in early March, business lobbying groups and Republican lawmakers slammed it faster...

4 business groups endorse Whitmer’s post-high school training programs

Michigan’s leading business groups are again throwing their support behind some of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposals. In a joint statement on Thursday, the...

Does Whitmer’s roads plan raise $2.5B or $1.9B? Here’s why it...

Most people don’t dispute that Michigan has some of the worst roads in the nation, but politicians are still squabbling over how to fix...

Detroit Chamber backs Whitmer’s gas tax hike

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's roads tax plan got a warm reception last week at a Detroit Regional Chamber luncheon and now the group is making...

Low-wage working households on the rise in Michigan

The Great Recession may be over, but its impact continues to linger in Michigan, especially for those at or near the bottom of the...

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