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Shirkey calls Whitmer and Michigan Dems ‘batshit crazy,’ gov’s office calls...

Updated 8:01 p.m. 11/21/19 with additional comments from Shirkey State Sen. Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) had some colorful things to say about Gov. Gretchen...

Column: Fixing Michigan’s upside-down tax system: The case for a graduated...

At the Michigan League for Public Policy, we are committed to working on public policies that help Michiganders put food on the table, gain...

Whitmer takes Israeli trade mission trip as Legislature rests

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is spending the first week of a traditional hunting break for the state Legislature by taking a trade mission to Israel.  Whitmer...

Susan J. Demas: Under Rick Snyder, poor people were always guilty...

Thousands of low-income Michiganders will soon be subjected to needlessly cruel new rules just so they can get basic health care. Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements...

House intros bipartisan bill to end MEGA tax break payments

Efforts to permanently phase out one of the state’s old economic development programs now have bills in both chambers of the state Legislature.  A bipartisan...

Shirkey ‘optimistic’ on budget negotiations, but no progress made

The Michigan Legislature adjourned Wednesday for at least a week — and without any movement on a supplemental budget.  Little has changed since last week...

Michigan Republicans want to quash Whitmer’s power. Here’s a roundup of...

Updated, 10:38 a.m. 11/13/19 The state budget remains somewhat paralyzed, as the main sticking point is Republicans demanding the Democratic governor surrender certain executive powers....

Whitmer: Senate Republicans ‘let their emotions get the better of them’...

After Thursday's deal on post-budget spending fell apart, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday told reporters that the problem was that Senate Republicans were too...

Whitmer recognizes Michigan veterans at Capitol 

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) hosted a number of student veterans, women veterans and Vietnam veterans during a recognition ceremony at the Capitol...

Senate GOP leader Shirkey backs away from budget deal as hunting...

Thursday made for another day of budget shenanigans, with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer optimistically saying earlier that morning that she and GOP leaders were “very...

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