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Michigan falls in ‘business friendly’ rankings over education, quality of life

Michigan’s education funding woes have caught the attention of the national financial media.  Earlier this month CNBC released its annual “America’s Top States for Business.”...

Column: The 1990s are over. Remove Michigan’s felony drug ban on...

Since 1996, federal law has prohibited individuals with felony drug convictions and their families from receiving cash assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)...

Benson outlines redistricting commission process, stresses need for funding from Legislature

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson unveiled Thursday the application process and criteria by which the state will select its new independent redistricting commission...

State unveils program for budding weed industry in areas hit hard...

The regulatory body for Michigan’s newly legal marijuana industry wants to give a leg up to prospective entrepreneurs in 19 communities deemed to have...

State gives disaster funding to flooded Tuscola County

The state has announced it will open the Disaster and Emergency Contingency Fund to Tuscola County in mid-Michigan, after disastrous late spring flooding led...
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Kara Hope: Trump’s Title X changes threaten health care in Michigan

The war on reproductive freedom has multiple fronts here in Michigan.  On one front, petition signatures are being gathered to place two extreme anti-abortion measures...

Michigan GOP chair calls for Nessel to expand Detroit grant investigation

Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox on Wednesday called on Attorney General Dana Nessel to expand her review of deleted emails at the office...

Attorneys spar over Legislature’s ‘adopt and amend’ move on minimum wage,...

For almost two hours on Wednesday, competing factions made their cases to the Michigan Supreme Court on the constitutionality of Legislature “adopting and amending”...

All 9 ACA insurers return to Michigan for 2020, rates projected...

The state agency that operates Michigan’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace announced Wednesday that it’s received 2020 enrollment filings from all nine of its...

Oscoda residents protest meeting, doubt PFAS cleanup efforts

Environmental advocates in Oscoda had little interest in a Tuesday evening town hall meeting put on by the state. Rather, they want to see...

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