Bridge launched eight years ago, help us celebrate
Eight years ago we set out to improve Michigan through unbiased, nonprofit journalism. We are still here and still adding reporters thanks in large part to our members. If you appreciate our nonpartisan approach, please become a Bridge Club member. We have five members-only events this fall around the state, including a MSU vs. Michigan football tailgate in Ann Arbor on November 16. Join us!
March 16, 2018 | Jane Briggs-Bunting
Michigan is the only state that exempts the governor, lieutenant governor and legislature from its public records laws. And Meekhof, the Senate Majority Leader, aims to keep it that way.
March 14, 2017 | Jane Briggs-Bunting
New legislative bills would remove the curtain of secrecy that shrouds backroom deals and corruption, make legislators more accountable to their constituents and bring Michigan in line with other states.
April 19, 2016 | Jane Briggs-Bunting
A measure in the Senate would preserve the First Amendment rights of high school and college journalists while still guarding against libel or other abuses
September 25, 2014 | Jane Briggs-Bunting
Sen. Richardville is blocking a FOIA bill that will keep the government from refusing to turn over public records, or charging exorbitant fees for their release. Passing this bill will make government bureaucrats more accountable.