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.
While everyone would feel the impact of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, some are more vulnerable than others. Almost one in 10 Michigan residents have health insurance either through Obamacare individual plans or through Medicaid expansion. See how many in your county would be affected.
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.
At a time of teacher shortages in some cities, union contracts in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids limit what districts can pay to attract experienced teachers from the outside.
The state’s two U.S. Senators, both Democrats, tell Bridge and the Detroit Journalism Cooperative how they plan to improve Michigan’s economy, and the challenges they face when their party is not in power.
Bridge Magazine reveals how government officials and a major Flint hospital initially failed to alert the public about an outbreak of deadly Legionnaires’, and why the disease’s death count is likely much higher.
Cash-strapped intermediate school districts are tapping a little-used regional tax option, with two successful campaigns in recent months. Other regions are likely to copy the strategy.
Voters have said “yes” to two recent regional tax increases for schools. They sent others to resounding defeat
Michigan’s Right-to-Try law offers terminally ill patients quicker access to experimental drugs. More than two years later, not a single patient appears to have been helped. A Bridge Magazine investigation explains why.
A budget deal granted a reprieve to a popular Great Lakes program. But rivers, lakes and air could still be at risk, environmentalists warn.
Heard of the ‘efficiency gap’? You may soon. It’s key to a Wisconsin redistricting lawsuit that could eventually affect how Michigan’s lines are drawn.
How gerrymandered are YOUR political districts? Check our maps.
Grassroots activists seek a referendum on alternatives to gerrymandering. The odds are stacked against them.
The high court is considering rule changes that critics say will make it harder to prosecute inept or crooked judges and delay the public release of misconduct charges.
Rural residents depend on small medical facilities for chemotherapy, emergency care and other critical procedures. Hospital chiefs across northern Michigan say that ongoing efforts to dismantle Obamacare could put them out of business.
For decades, a nonpartisan trust enshrined in the Michigan Constitution has decided how to expand public recreation areas in the state. Now, a northern Michigan senator is saying the Legislature should have a voice in the trust’s spending choices.
People across the state told The Center for Michigan they have fundamental doubts about the government’s ability to deliver on education, public health, campaign transparency and other critical functions
With Flint on their minds, state residents are overwhelmingly opposed to Michigan’s divisive emergency manager law and want the state should work more collaboratively with locally elected officials.
Download a PDF of the final report of The Center for Michigan's 2016 statewide public engagement campaign
State Department veterans Jack Segal and Karen Puschel are selling out lecture halls in Northwest Michigan discussing American foreign policy in the Age of Trump. No shouting. No fistfights. What’s their secret?