Politics & Government

  • 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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  • Whitmer and Democrats hit Detroit Labor Day events, hear about worker struggles

    It’s Labor Day, and that means political candidates are stumping for votes at events around the state – and many…

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  • Gretchen Whitmer officially taps Garlin Gilchrist II as running mate

    Gilchrist, 35, grew up on Detroit’s east side and is executive director of the University of Michigan’s Center for Social…

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  • Michigan’s governor’s race will be Whitmer vs. Schuette. Here’s where they stand on education

    The winner of the general election on November 6 will likely have an enormous impact on education across the state…

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  • Author Anna Clark Talks New Book on Flint, ‘The Poisoned City’

    “Lives are really on the line.”

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  • John Conyers’ son rejected again in bid for U.S. Congress

    After being kicked off the August primary ballot and barred from running as a Democrat, John Conyers III filed a…

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  • “This is no way to run a justice system”: Detroit nonprofit works toward a future without bail

    Stateside’s conversation with Amanda Alexander, founder and executive director of the Detroit Justice Center, and Rasha Almulaiki, a bail “disruptor”…

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  • Michigan Civil Rights Commission will ignore AG opinion on LGBTQ issue

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission says it will continue to include LGBTQ people as a group protected under anti-discrimination law, no…

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  • Reporters question the gubernatorial candidates

    Michigan Gubernatorial Candidates on the Issues

    Gubernatorial candidates on the issues. We talked about a wide range of issues including taxes, the roads, water, Flint’s recovery,…

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  • 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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