Citizens cannot do their job of running their government if they don’t know what their public servants are doing. Bridge will take you beyond the political food fights into the policy decisions that affect everyday life.
Concerns about polling, fundraising and Gretchen Whitmer's name recognition prompt “hand wringing” among party insiders, led by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. But others see sexism at play.
Dem’s chances at the governor’s chair often run through Detroit and Wayne County. Strong connections and support there can make a big difference, past election results suggest.
In a major election year, can anything worthwhile get done in Lansing?
Programs designed to help customers lower energy bills aren’t benefiting those who need them most.
Households, students and small business in much of rural Michigan struggle with slow Internet
A small fiber optic firm near Grand Rapids fills in the broadband gap for rural Michigan families
To win the primary for governor, Republicans must remain loyal to the president. But that could hurt them in the general election.
Looking to the 2018 governor’s race, some progressive Democrats worry about a repeat of how Michigan fell to Donald Trump.
Residents in Kent County were exposed for decades to contaminated water, traced to waste dump belonging to Wolverine Worldwide. The Rockford company has struggled to explain its slow response.
Wolverine World Wide claimed it didn’t learn until last year that its industrial dump site contained a dangerous chemical. Newly released documents contradict the company’s stance.
Aging infrastructure and delayed repairs are an increasing alarm in Michigan. More than $60 billion in fixes may be necessary.
A law intended to curb underage drinking at parties had the reverse effect, prompting enterprising teens to turn from beer to hard liquor.
As Lansing debates auto industry reform, hospitals and insurance companies face off over how, or whether, to curb soaring medical costs from accidents.
The high rates in Detroit are creeping into the suburbs and beyond, and with them huge disparities between auto insurance bills in one city versus another.
The 300,000-plus registered voters may not be as important as seven state Supreme Court justices in determining if an independent commission should set political boundaries rather than politicians.
More competitive races. More public input. But don’t look for a massive swing in electoral prospects.
The state’s Republican House members have received strong backing from the NRA. Would their vote to ban so-called bump stocks imperil that support?
We asked the state’s 14-member House delegation about banning the device used in Las Vegas shooting. Here’s what they each told Bridge.
Estimates range up to $8 billion-plus as Republicans prepare for one final shot at repealing Obamacare before a coming deadline.