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If your home or business is standing in the way of progress, determining what you’ll be paid in an eminent-domain seizure isn’t as simple as checking local real-estate listings.
Studies show that healthy children perform better in school. Deep cuts in Medicaid funding from the demolition of the Affordable Care Act could leave tens of thousands of Michigan kids without health care.
A new report shows over $2 billion in potential General Fund revenue will be diverted or dedicated to other promised programs by 2023. Add an economy that will inevitably cool, and Michigan will soon be facing serious budget challenges.
Unsightly and unhealthy, algae blooms imperil drinking water for entire cities. There’s a plan to address them, but no timeline or resource estimate. In other words, not much.
It’s not just cars anymore. The state needs to capitalize on its knowhow and adapt for “Industry 4.0.”
Wouldn’t it be ironic if an outspoken bigot found himself needing the care of a Muslim doctor someday?
Fear of political blowback is making us reluctant to speak out on issues. That ought to scare the hell out of us.
Voter information is already publicly available. And that’s all the Trump administration is getting.
The Ingham County clerk advises voters not to withdraw their registration in an attempt to hide from the newly created federal Election Integrity Commission.
Cities with modern, diverse economies outpace places that are less-well-educated and more dependent in manufacturing.
The annual Kids Count Data Book shows the state is moving in the wrong direction on too many key indicators predicting a successful future. Bright spots? Some.
If the state wants its vital cities to thrive again, some key policy changes must be made. A former Flint mayor lays out his solutions.
Michigan need only look to Kansas to see the fallacy of believing that massive tax cuts will lead to an explosion of economic activity.
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.
The Wayne County treasurer takes issue with a Bridge report that showed how the office benefits from the foreclosure wave.
The current ACA works pretty well for 88 percent of Michiganders. Any change should improve that number, but will it?
Cutting federal arts funding won’t have any effect on the deficit. On local communities? A different story.
The NEA’s share of the federal budget is miniscule, and yet it helps fund many groups that make life in Michigan so much richer.
A coalition of corporations and institutions work to lessen their buildings’ environmental impact, showing others how it can be done.
Mike Duggan gave the region’s mostly white business establishment a historical tour of government housing practices that left blacks behind. Will it translate into a city revival that lifts all Detroiters?
For indigent defendants awaiting trial, a $1,000 bond might as well be all the money in the world, turning county jails into debtors’ prisons. Data points to a better way.
One’s family was homeless, another a refugee, and a third melded academics and sports into an already-flowering career. Not a bad start for teenagers.