Comparing the environmental records of Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer

Comparing the environmental records of Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer

October 23, 2018 | Jim Malewitz

Bill Schuette has fought regulations as job-killers, but bucked his party on some Great Lakes issues. Gretchen Whitmer opposed regulatory rollbacks while in the Legislature.

Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer take different tacks to climate change

October 23, 2018 | Jim Malewitz in Public Sector

Bill Schuette says Michigan must “better understand the science,” while Gretchen Whitmer promises an Office of Climate Change and partnerships with other governors to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Benson, Treder Lang outline visions for Michigan secretary of state

October 23, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson in Public Sector

Mary Treder Lang and Jocelyn Benson want to be Michigan’s next secretary of state. They both promise to cut waits and improve efficiencies.

Jocelyn Benson: Fix waits, transparency of Michigan secretary of state

October 23, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson in Public Sector

The Detroit Democrat says she wants to use technology to ease long lines at branch offices and make Michigan a “model for fair elections and clean elections.”

Mary Treder Lang: Improve service, voter rolls of Michigan secretary of state

October 23, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson in Public Sector

Q & A with Mary Treder Lang, Republican for secretary of state

Truth Squad | Scare tactics on Michigan redistricting measure get foul rating

October 22, 2018 | Riley Beggin in Michigan Truth Squad

Experts confirm Proposal 2 would be more expensive than our current redistricting system, but the ballot initiative has accountability provisions the radio ad ignores

Truth Squad | Ads unfairly attack Whitmer on healthcare, missed votes

October 22, 2018 | Riley Beggin in Michigan Truth Squad

Ads accuse Michigan Democratic governor candidate Gretchen Whitmer of pushing “radical” healthcare plan, missing more than 1,000 votes in the legislature, being the “worst kind of politician.”

Radio ad claims Sen. Debbie Stabenow supports 'black genocide,' draws outrage

October 22, 2018 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey in Public Sector

Ministers call on Republican John James to denounce ad running on Detroit-area station that equates pro-choice politics with killing black babies.

Opinion | John Engler asks governor hopefuls if they support colleges

October 22, 2018 | John Engler in Guest Commentary

State financial support to higher education in Michigan has dropped precipitously since John Engler was governor. Now, MSU’s interim president challenges candidates on their plans.

Servers want $12 an hour. This restaurant owner says he can't afford it.

October 18, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle in Public Sector

A new Michigan law would require restaurant servers to earn at least $12 an hour before tips by 2024 — if Michigan legislators don’t change it first.

Paid sick leave law making some Michigan businesses feel queasy

October 18, 2018 | Ron French in Public Sector

A Traverse City nonprofit working with the disabled said it barely scrapes by. If it has to pay workers while they are out ill, the group’s director says it may have to cut services to survive.

Some colleges are unaffordable for many qualified students

October 18, 2018 | Jon Marcus in Talent & Education

Even as net prices begin to fall at some schools, many families are priced out, according to college cost data now available for universities across the country.

$100 million for waterfront a boon to Detroit, will connect to state trails

October 18, 2018 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey in Detroit Journalism Cooperative

Foundation started by the late Buffalo Bills owner and Michigander Ralph Wilson donated the funds to develop the waterfront park

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