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Senate fast tracks auto insurance overhaul that doesn’t mandate rate cuts

A Republican plan that purports to drive down auto insurance costs won swift approval in the Michigan Senate Tuesday afternoon. The GOP-controlled Senate Insurance and...
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Report: Michigan has most PFAS sites in the nation

Michigan has the most sites in the country known to be contaminated with the group of toxic chemicals known as PFAS, according to a...
FCA headquarters

FCA-Detroit deal edges closer to reality

The city of Detroit continues to get closer to securing a $2.5 billion investment from automaker Fiat-Chrysler Automotive (FCA). The city announced Friday that...
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Whitmer selects UM prof to lead unemployment agency

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday morning that she was appointing Steve Gray, a University of Michigan law professor, as the head of the state’s...

Gov. declares Wayne County state of emergency amid flooding

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in Wayne County as responders wade through the heavy rainfall that has pummeled much of...

Bill forgiving snow days lands on Whitmer’s desk

Many Michigan schools moved closer on Thursday to getting relief from the state over snow days called due to the state’s days of wicked...
Gov. Whitmer signing an executive order

Plan to release ‘medically frail’ prisoners on its way to Whitmer

Legislation that could make it easier for elderly or “medically frail” prisoners to be released from prison early will soon be on its way...
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Whitmer orders examination of Michigan auto insurance rates

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants the state’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) to look into Michigan’s sky-high auto insurance rates. In a news...

Audit: Many Michigan child welfare complaints not reviewed due to strained...

Updated 1:00 p.m., May 2 2019 A report released Tuesday by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) found that the Office of Children’s Ombudsman...

Nancy Martorano Miller: One-party rule in 49 state legislatures reflects flaws...

Across the United States, Republicans control 30 statehouses and the Democrats control 18. That is the largest number of one-party controlled state legislatures since...

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