Michigan waited years to heed warnings on PFAS dangers, expert says

Michigan waited years to heed warnings on PFAS dangers, expert says

November 13, 2018 | Jim Malewitz

A DEQ veteran sounded alarms about threats to waters in 2010. Seven years later, Michigan took action. ‘I was at the edge of the abyss looking into hell,” scientist testifies.

Opinion | Addressing adverse childhood experiences vital to Michigan’s future

November 13, 2018 | Rick Murdock in Guest Commentary

The issues faced by kids affect them the rest of their lives. The best way to move Michigan forward in the long run is to address those childhood issues.

5 places where Michigan’s governor and legislature can make deals

November 13, 2018 | Riley Beggin in Public Sector

From roads to water to job training, state residents are counting on Michigan Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer and a Republican Legislature to set partisanship aside and start solving problems. See where they might find common ground.

Michigan Supreme Court up for grabs after 2018 election

November 13, 2018 | Ted Roelofs in Public Sector

Out with a reliable conservative justice, in with a progressive, and it’s anyone’s guess which way a more closely divided high court in Michigan will swing following years of Republican advantage.

Opinion | Am I a burden on America, asks immigrant son now a Harvard doctor

November 13, 2018 | David Duong in Guest Commentary

David Duong argues that his family is exactly the kind of family that wouldn’t be admitted to America under new proposed rules.

You’ll never guess which Michigan counties loved weed (Kidding, you will)

November 9, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson in Public Sector

The home counties of some of the Michigan's biggest universities gave a big thumbs up to Proposal 1, legalizing recreational marijuana. 

Proposal to end gerrymandering resonated in red and blue Michigan

November 9, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson in Public Sector

Michigan's Proposal 2, a ballot measure to take the drawing of legislative lines out of politicians’ hands in an effort to end gerrymandering was supported by voters across the state, from Democratic strongholds to Republican ones as well.

Suburban women lead charge into Michigan Legislature

November 9, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson in Public Sector

From Metro Detroit to Lansing and Grand Rapids, women picked up more than a dozen legislative seats, altering the makeup of the Michigan House and Senate

Mackinac Bridge Authority in no hurry to consider Line 5 tunnel deal

November 8, 2018 | Jim Malewitz in Michigan Environment Watch

On his way out of office, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder presents Line 5 tunnel deal to bridge authority members, drawing deep scrutiny. 

Gretchen Whitmer and Dana Nessel vowed to shut Line 5. Now’s their chance

November 8, 2018 | Jim Malewitz in Michigan Environment Watch

Halting Enbridge Energy’s oil pumping beneath the Straits of Mackinac was key promise in the Democratic campaigns of Michigan’s next governor and attorney general. Can they deliver?

Gerrymandered districts help Republicans keep control of Michigan Legislature

November 8, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson, Joel Kurth in Public Sector

Michigan Democrats win big in statewide balloting Tuesday. But district lines drawn in 2011 helped the GOP maintain majorities in state House and Senate.

Five takeaways from Michigan’s 2018 midterm election

November 8, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle, Jim Malewitz in Public Sector

A blue wave (and pink), polling got it right and Michigan faces a divided Capitol in January. Experts discuss the major implications of Tuesday’s election results.

Phil Power | Reflections on a rainy Michigan Election Day

November 8, 2018 | Phil Power in Phil's Column

As political parties crouch behind competing notions of white identity politics and a celebration of diversity, how will America manage the inevitable shift in national demographics?

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