Business chief: Five ways to boost Michigan’s economic growth

Business chief: Five ways to boost Michigan’s economic growth

February 27, 2017 | Lindsay VanHulle

To get Michigan counted among the nation’s 10 healthiest state economies, Doug Rothwell said, Lansing must focus on long-term growth, including infrastructure and economic development.

Strapped cities taking aim at Proposal A

February 27, 2017 | Lindsay VanHulle

Some state leaders are floating a revision to the 1994 Michigan constitutional amendment capping property taxes. The outcome could impact Michigan’s national competitiveness, and the long-term health of its struggling cities.

Desperately seeking standards, or why we can’t copy and paste our way to school success

February 24, 2017 | Ron Koehler

C----- C--- is the standard-which-must-not-be-named, but we still need agreement on what students need to learn in Michigan. And we need to keep them in place long enough to know whether they actually work.

‘Moving’ the box allows job seekers to get a foot through previously closed doors

February 23, 2017 | Kevin Stotts

Not considering job applicants with criminal histories deprives Michigan employers of qualified talent

Bridge staff writer wins WSU Spirit of Diversity award

February 22, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Chastity Pratt Dawsey was honored for reporting on a variety of issues, including Flint and education in Detroit and Michigan.

Michigan shuts down bad schools. Leading states build them up.

February 21, 2017 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey

Michigan’s law that calls for the annual closure of the state’s worst schools is unique in the nation.

Phasing out income-tax revenue a dangerous game

February 21, 2017 | Phil Power

Lansing’s tax-cutting obsession is leading Michigan down the drain