Center for Michigan Founder and Chairman Phil Power was the owner of HomeTown Communications Network, Inc., a group of 64 community newspapers in Michigan and the Upper Midwest that together won more state and national awards for excellence than any other group in the country. He sold his newspapers in 2005 and founded The Center in 2006. Power graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan in 1960, where he was editorial director of the student newspaper, the Michigan Daily. He was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University in 1962-64. The former U-M Regent helped found the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and served as Vice Chairman of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. He welcomes your comments at email@example.com.
January 27, 2015 | Phil Power
Governor cuts through the clutter and inefficiency of government operations to envision a more ‘human-focused” future for Michigan residents
January 6, 2015 | Phil Power
Even at $5 million a year, hiring a big-name coach like Harbaugh – especially one the fan base thinks will walk on water – makes enormous sense when you consider ticket sales and Harbaugh’s professed interest in academics as well as football talent.
December 16, 2014 | Phil Power
A cast of judges, lawyers and politicians united by a shared sense of responsibility helped usher the city through bankruptcy with remarkable speed.
November 18, 2014 | Phil Power
By giving residents a point person in their district to solve problems, Detroit finally may be moving beyond the frustrating bureaucracy of generations past.
November 11, 2014 | Phil Power
Republicans must quell disputes inside their own caucus and govern in a way that avoids the sin of overreach.
September 30, 2014 | Phil Power
Retiring Congressman John Dingell says his biggest accomplishments over nearly six decades in Washington were brought about by bringing people together for the public good. That same philosophy is now playing out in Detroit.
September 23, 2014 | Phil Power
Michigan’s future leaders could do worse than to take part in the Michigan Political Leadership Program to hone their skills as capable public servants.
September 16, 2014 | Phil Power
Who’s supporting the candidates running for office? How much are they investing in the outcome? Right now, we can only guess about much of it.
September 4, 2014 | Phil Power
Bridge is making good on its promise of fact-based, trustworthy, nonpartisan news and thoughtful analysis of the people’s business.
July 15, 2014 | Phil Power
What’s the sense in financially supporting charter schools if they are not producing better educational outcomes than the failing traditional public schools students are leaving behind?
July 8, 2014 | Phil Power
Tracing family roots to Michigan’s unparalleled sour cherry harvest.