Politics & Government

  • “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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  • 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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