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State Board of Education narrows down superintendent search

The State Board of Education has announced the names of the five candidates who will be considered for Michigan’s state superintendent. Those five semifinalists, out...
Michigan DEQ contractors

Michigan sets 2020 deadline to establish limit for toxic chemicals in...

The state has set an April 2020 deadline to implement rules limiting the amount of toxic chemicals acceptable in the water supply, the Department...
Gov. Whitmer signing an environmental measure

Whitmer doesn’t rule out Enbridge tunnel plan

Speaking with reporters this week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer did not rule out ultimately supporting a plan from Canadian oil titan Enbridge to build a...

Democrats: Chatfield’s remarks on Whitmer, Nessel show he’s ‘intimidated by powerful...

Updated 4:44 p.m. Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes on Wednesday accused state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) of being “intimidated by powerful women” in...
Michigan's Supreme Court

Michigan Supreme Court to hear sick leave, minimum wage case

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments in a case that could determine whether Republican lawmakers violated the state Constitution in...
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...
Former Gov. Rick Snyder

Kasich forms dark money group with Snyder, Schwarzenegger

They’re back. Former Ohio Gov. and 2016 GOP presidential candidate John Kasich has announced a new political group called “Two Paths America,” with fellow Republican...
Baltimore City Hall

Transparency experts: Michigan not immune to Baltimore-style kickbacks

An ongoing scandal over questionable payments for a children’s book written by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh serves as a useful reminder of Michigan’s weak...
Attorney General Dana Nessel

Nessel has received violent, anti-Semitic threats over Catholic Church investigation

Updated 11:15 a.m. Attorney General Dana Nessel has continued the investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church started by her predecessor, Republican Bill Schuette. However,...
Attorney General Dana Nessel

GOP lawmaker accuses Nessel of ‘religious bigotry’ after retweet

State Rep. Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain) is accusing Attorney General Dana Nessel of “religious bigotry” after a recent retweet. The accusation stems from the Democratic...

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