A big barrier to Michigan’s top public university falls, so step up, students

A big barrier to Michigan’s top public university falls, so step up, students

June 23, 2017 | Mark Schlissel

The University of Michigan president wants to make sure qualified students are not kept out of college because of cost concerns. The ball is now in their court.

Treasurer’s office is working to prevent tax foreclosures, not relying on the revenue they generate

June 23, 2017 | Eric R. Sabree

The Wayne County treasurer takes issue with a Bridge report that showed how the office benefits from the foreclosure wave.

Message in a bottle: A Flint video story

June 22, 2017 | Al Lilly

Flint residents took to Lansing to deliver handwritten messages in water bottles to the governor. It’s the latest effort by residents to focus attention on poisoned water caused by government ineptitude.

Environmental cuts could hobble Pure Michigan

June 22, 2017 | Ron French

Despite broad public support for protecting Michigan’s natural beauty, state and federal budget cuts may stall projects in a state that, after the Flint water disaster, has become synonymous with environmental risk.

Which comes first? Tourism dollars or students?

June 20, 2017 | Alexandra Schmidt

Tourism officials are fighting to keep summer break through Labor Day to boost a critical Michigan industry. But school officials are fighting back, and this year they may win.

Who’s certified to run Michigan’s schools? Nobody knows

June 20, 2017 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey

A state effort is underway to track school superintendents, principals.

Imagining what kind of candidates would be drawn to a job in a part-time Legislature

June 20, 2017 | Phil Power

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley’s initiative would only double down on the inexperience that’s already hurting the Legislature’s ability to pass good policy

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