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Study: Local tax changes could help fix Michigan’s roads

Local taxation may be the answer to “fixing the damn roads,” according to a new paper from the nonpartisan Citizens Research Council (CRC) of...

Column: Schools can’t afford to wait as the Legislature drags its...

As schools throughout the metro Detroit area have begun to open their doors to students again, they’re doing so with an unusual and alarming...

Minnesota gov: ‘I ran … on raising the [gas] tax’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s push to hike Michigan’s gas tax to fix crumbling roads and bridges — her signature campaign promise — is hardly occurring...

House Dem leader calls Whitmer 45-cent gas tax ‘extreme,’ and likely...

Michigan House Minority Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) said Thursday that a 45-cent gas tax proposed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is “probably an...

Michigan ranks 44th nationally in per-resident support for higher ed

New data shows Michigan is one of the worst states in the country in financially supporting public universities. For the Fiscal Year 2019, Michigan ranked...

Budget talks breaking down between Whitmer, GOP leaders

Updated, 5:04 p.m., 8/28/19 with additional comments from Whitmer's office With 33 days left to prevent a partial shutdown of state government, the war of...

Lack of state budget progress rankles Michigan school leaders

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools began classes on Tuesday. So did East Lansing Public Schools, where Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sends her teenage children.  Each of those...

Column: When you fix those damn roads, include mobility for all

Michigan has a transportation funding problem, and it’s been with us for years. We don’t invest enough in our system, and when we do,...

State budget chief begins planning for possible government shutdown

With about five weeks to go before the beginning of the state’s 2020 Fiscal Year and no clear sign of a budget deal, the...

Whitmer rejects GOP road-funding idea over school funding concerns

Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met on Thursday to try and break an impasse over road funding and the state budget,...

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