Government Action

  • Michigan is struggling to put kids through college. So why is a promising solution stuck in first gear?

    As an ambitious high school freshman in Illinois, Jasmin Wilson had a simple goal: rack up enough college credits to…

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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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  • Whitmer signs executive orders restructuring DEQ, adding Michigan to US Climate Alliance

    Governor Gretchen Whitmer is restructuring the state’s Department of Environmental Quality.

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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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  • State Senate to consider Gov. Whitmer’s appointees this week

    The Senate will start the oversight process for some of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s state department appointees.

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  • Federal Shutdown Is Over… For Now. How Will Michigan Congresspeople Lead Going Forward?

    Stephen Henderson speaks with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph).

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  • New Whitmer executive order provides LGBTQ protections in state government, services

    The order extends non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ state employees.

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  • Flint, MDEQ reach voluntary agreement on city’s water system

    The city of Flint has reached a deal with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

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  • Here’s what the state House passed while you slept

    Members of the Michigan House were busy quickly passing bills in its lame-duck session until 3:30 am Thursday morning.

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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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