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Gov. Snyder recently approved funding for a statewide trauma network for patients suffering major injuries, like from car accidents. Michigan should support a similar network to lower the nearly 30,000 deaths annually from cardiovascular illness.
Even moderate places can send idealogues to the halls of power, when they’re whipped on by distorted media, unreasonable expectations and lazy voters.
Rep. Martin Howrylak is proposing a constitutional amendment intended to force universities’ governing boards to deliberate in a public forum.
The stepped-up police presence that makes Detroit’s island park more attractive to suburbanites can still strike fear in the hearts of city residents.
Years after a bruising recession ended, even more of the state’s children are living in poverty than when it was at its peak. What’s the policy solution? Help their parents, for starters.
Craig DeRoche was one of Michigan’s most powerful legislative voices before drinking derailed his life. His recovery, chronicled in a new book, shows he still has contributions to offer.
Joining forces with nine northeastern states will allow Michigan to reduce gas emissions in the least costly way possible
The ADA made it possible for individuals with physical and mental challenges to more fully integrate with the able-bodied world, through “reasonable accommodation” to their needs.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision shows that citizens, not politicians, have the ultimate power to demand fair legislative boundaries.
The cold realities of poverty are met with a team approach to community.
There are ways to streamline and improve care for behavioral-health patients, but it won’t be inexpensive. But the way we’re doing it now isn’t cheap, either.
If something isn’t done to remove the crushing debt faced by city schools, Detroit’s most vulnerable students will be stuck with the bill.
With every new rampage, we say the carnage has to stop. And yet, it goes on. Will we ever find the will to take the steps needed to finally curb it?
Want to fill some potholes? How about tax money from pot sales? Colorado has collected 91 million reasons to legalize just this fiscal year.
Programs that help parents improve their early learning for their children, particularly children with developmental delays or disabilities, are critical.
School districts and other public construction projects should be free to hire contractors who pay less. It will save taxpayers' money.
Having 15 public universities to makes less sense in an age of shrinking resources. Health care provides a leaner operating model.
Investing money in programs to boost infants and young children will pay education and economic dividends for Michigan’s future.
Supt. Mike Flanagan says the state’s public schools are in a “continuous wash of confusing redirection,” and blames much of the problem on poverty and other social ills. Teachers, he said, get unfairly scapegoated when they should be honored.
There’s more to big construction projects than paying the lowest possible price for labor. Keeping wages at a prevailing union rate encourages innovation and cost controls throughout the industry.