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Michigan education cuts put greater strain on schools with substitute shortage

There’s no doubt that teachers are an essential part of the Michigan public school system, but as the shortage of substitute teachers worsens, having...

Benton Harbor school board OKs panel to help get district back...

Benton Harbor school board members unanimously approved a resolution to form a new Community Engagement and Advisory Committee at Tuesday night’s meeting. The goal of...

Medicaid work requirements tweak clear House

Legislation aimed at loosening Michigan’s new work requirements for Medicaid is one step closer to hitting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk.  The state House of Representatives...

Nessel ‘horrified and disgusted’ by assistant AG who resigned after alleged...

Attorney General Dana Nessel on Tuesday announced that former Assistant Attorney General Brian Kolodziej had resigned from her department.  The resignation came after Nessel learned...

On open carry day at the Capitol, Democrat sponsors bill to...

Dozens of people gathered outside the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday for the annual pro-gun rally. Many open carried in the halls afterward, as has...

Kara Hope: There’s no excuse for Michigan Republicans failing to act...

Many people are frustrated with the U.S. Senate for its failure to act on the expanded background checks legislation passed by the House. I...

Nessel joins 50 attorneys general in Google investigation 

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined the 49 other attorneys general from around the country in filing an antitrust investigation into tech giant...

Bipartisan lawmakers eye next criminal justice reform: expungement legislation

Ted Kelly has a dream to become a nurse. Sure, he’s made a good living as a Detroit 3 autoworker for the last 35 years,...

State sends out letters to Medicaid enrollees on new work requirements

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) last week began sending out informational letters to Medicaid enrollees about work requirements that start...

Republican leaders move ahead on budget without Whitmer

Updated: 9/6/19 at 1:33 with comments from Whitmer's office Republicans leaders in the Michigan Legislature said Friday they plan to move ahead with their own...

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