Politics & Government

  • Where Michigan governor candidates stand on taxes, spending

    Fix the roads. Improve schools. Cut taxes. Slash college costs and provide help to those suffering from opiate addiction.

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  • What’s the Future of the Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade?

    A look at the possible influence of Trump nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Policy Meets the People: Introducing the Issue of Gerrymandering

    increasingly, many political experts and researchers say, we know long before the polls close — or even open — what…

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  • History gets a conservative twist in Michigan social studies standards

    The d-word in “core democratic values” pertains to America’s system of democracy, not to the Democratic Party.

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  • Immigrants Might Save Michigan From Losing Another Congressional Seat

    Michigan’s influence in Washington is already waning. The 2020 census could lead to even less representation.

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  • The Stigma of Transit: “We Have to Make Buses Sexy”

    Our roads are too wide, our cars are too linked to status, says the mayor who revolutionized transit in his…

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  • Four Things You Should Know About Prevailing Wage in Michigan

    There’s an effort afoot to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law this year.

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  • Campaign to hike minimum wage to $12 turns in petitions

    “We talk about how our cities are suffering, our communities are suffering,”

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  • Detroit offers program to help Detroiters eliminate responsibility fees ahead of schedule

    In Detroit alone, 76,000 residents owe an average of $1,600 in responsibility fees.

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  • Republicans eye getting in front of marijuana legalization

    A petition campaign to legalize marijuana in Michigan has cleared a bunch of hurdles.

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