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The disappearing cashier. And why Michigan should worry.

August 17, 2017 | Alexandra Schmidt

As service and office jobs are lost to automation, will Michigan workers have the skills that will be valued in the future?

If you don’t want to lose your job to a robot, don’t think like one

August 17, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

Jobs will undoubtedly be lost to artificial intelligence, and others gained. The trick will be to craft policy to help as many people who lost jobs to find new ones.  

Four tips for staying employed in the age of artificial intelligence

August 17, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

Spoiler alert: Use your head. It’s still better than a robot’s.

100 workers recalled. Then they all flunked their drug tests.

July 18, 2017 | Chad Selweski

Michigan companies can’t fill jobs because too many people have opioids or pot in their systems. Is the answer more testing? Or none?

Cut taxes vs public investment: What Michigan’s fiscal tug of war means to you

May 9, 2017 | John Bebow, Mike Wilkinson, Ted Roelofs

Lawmakers want a tax cut. The governor wants billions more for schools, roads and water safety. Are we taxed too little or too much? We explain what it all means to you – in 11 bite-sized reports.

Higher taxes for schools? A big fight brews in Utah

May 9, 2017 | Ted Roelofs

A group of powerful Utah business leaders is pushing for more money for that state’s schools. Utah lawmakers are having none of it.

Snyder’s former budget chief points to Michigan’s way forward

May 9, 2017 | Bridge Staff

A Q-and-A with John Nixon, Gov. Rick Snyder’s lauded budget guru before he left in 2014.

Take a trip through the Michigan Tax Time Machine (SLIDESHOW)

May 9, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Michigan used to have plenty of jobs, high wages – and high taxes. Not so today. Travel briefly through time to see how what Michigan collects in taxes has shrunk over a generation – and why we now struggle to fund the basics.

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