Author archive for Bridge Magazine

  • 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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  • Wobbly but upright, Obamacare still standing in Michigan

    As year six approaches, the health of the Affordable Care Act in Michigan is  stabilizing, with premiums expected to flatten…

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  • Michigan Legislature passes minimum wage, paid sick leave bills to avert ballot

    State lawmakers on Wednesday adopted two proposals ‒ to raise Michigan’s minimum wage and require employers to offer paid sick…

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