Author archive for Bridge Magazine

  • Gretchen Whitmer wants free college in Michigan. Can that cut skills gap?

    Both plans recently won key support from business groups including the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Business Leaders of Michigan.

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  • Whitmer’s road funding plan could pit Michigan cities against rural areas

    To get all of its roads into good or fair shape, Ottawa County would need another $20 million per year…

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  • Expert testifies gerrymandering in Michigan is worse than almost anywhere

    Attorneys for Michigan Republicans say political districts were drawn legally, and evidence showing they bragged about solidifying gains are irrelevant.

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  • Bipartisan bills: New year, new chance for Michigan asset forfeiture reform

    If police in Michigan believe you’re involved with a crime, they can take your cash, guns, cars or home if…

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  • CEOs, Republicans add voices to Michigan’s child care ‘crisis’

    Michigan provides among the least amount of help to low-income families seeking child care of any state in the nation.…

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  • School grades, toxic waste and dark money: Your Michigan lame duck roundup

    Michigan’s lame-duck Legislature continued its frenetic pace Tuesday, passing bills to…

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  • 5 places where Michigan’s governor and legislature can make deals

    For the first time in nearly a decade, Michigan’s government will be divided.

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  • $100 million for waterfront a boon to Detroit, will connect to state trails

    The tiny model on display Wednesday along with renderings showed a riverfront with a network of walkways, benches and a…

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  • Lawmakers to introduce bills to reform bail in Michigan

    Michigan spends millions jailing people who are stuck behind bars because they can’t afford bail.

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  • Five ways to reduce harm of students frequently changing schools

    Solving the damaging problem of Detroit students moving frequently between schools would require sweeping policy changes to both stabilize housing…

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