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Michigan news: Bridge archive

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer seeks $306 million expansion for universal preschoolFebruary 7, 2023Jonathan Oosting
Jocelyn Benson: Michigan clerks need $45M to implement Proposal 2 vote changesFebruary 7, 2023Oralandar Brand-Williams, Votebeat
Whitmer K-12 budget centers on Michigan proposals with bipartisan supportFebruary 7, 2023Tracie Mauriello, Chalkbeat Detroit
Right to water: Could 2023 be the year Michigan ends shutoffs?February 7, 2023Kelly House
Wake up call: Pediatric group issues guidance against childhood obesityFebruary 6, 2023Ted Roelofs
Devastating earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria, here’s how you can helpFebruary 6, 2023Janelle D. James
Michigan inflation relief checks: Whitmer seeks $180 per taxpayerFebruary 6, 2023Lauren Gibbons
Whitmer wants to extend help for future teachers but drops teacher bonuses February 6, 2023Tracie Mauriello, Chalkbeat Detroit
Robust jobs market in January suggests economy not ‘cooling’ as predictedFebruary 3, 2023Paula Gardner
Deaths prompt transparency push for Michigan’s Children’s Protective ServicesFebruary 3, 2023Janelle D. James
Tax rebates planned by Gretchen Whitmer, Democrats as part of relief packageFebruary 3, 2023Jonathan Oosting, Yue Stella Yu
Michigan loses 14K people a year to other states. It could be worse (and has)February 3, 2023Mike Wilkinson
Opinion | It’s time to applaud and support Michigan school counselorsFebruary 3, 2023Patrick O'Connor
Northern Michigan towns embrace marijuana, while many suburbs still opt outFebruary 3, 2023Jack Timothy Harrison, Capital News Service
Opinion | Hunters have outsized influence on Michigan wildlife policyFebruary 3, 2023Olivia Lubig
Michigan Democrats seek to codify LGBTQ civil-rights protectionsFebruary 2, 2023Yue Stella Yu
What is Michigan’s free pre-K program for 4-year-olds? Q+A with an expertFebruary 2, 2023Isabel Lohman, Jonathan Oosting
Michigan tax refund 2023: How long does it take and other questionsFebruary 2, 2023Janelle D. James
Gretchen Whitmer wants free preschool for all. But is Michigan ready?February 2, 2023Jonathan Oosting, Isabel Lohman
Opinion | Michigan energy policy should be driven by an energy jobs agenda February 2, 2023Laura Sherman
Opinion | Mackinac Island makes the case for expanding U.S. worker visasFebruary 2, 2023Todd Callewaert
Opinion | $35 insulin cap and free shingles vaccine a blessing for seniors February 2, 2023Linda Vail
Michigan teacher unions back Right-to-Work repeal though it won’t help themFebruary 2, 2023Tracie Mauriello, Chalkbeat Detroit
Michigan tax cut: Deal could emerge next week. It’s messy. What to knowFebruary 1, 2023Yue Stella Yu
Detroit opens two 24-hour warming centers amid frigid temperaturesFebruary 1, 2023Nushrat Rahman
Medicaid review could drop 400,000 Michigan residents from coverage February 1, 2023Ted Roelofs
Opinion | Michigan must play role in setting water rates, ensuring access February 1, 2023Debbie Dingell, Bonnifer Ballard, Sylvia Orduño, Jennifer Read
Opinion | Repealing Right-to-Work is a bad deal for Michigan autoworkersFebruary 1, 2023Terry Bowman
Michigan Senate panel removes flunking from third grade reading law January 31, 2023Isabel Lohman
Democrats win, GOP upset as Michigan votes to move up presidential primaryJanuary 31, 2023Yue Stella Yu
Can more cash transform Michigan’s middling schools? We may find out soonJanuary 31, 2023Isabel Lohman
East Lansing cut school security. After several fights, it reversed courseJanuary 31, 2023Janelle D. James
Democrats, out of power for decades, passing bills in record time in LansingJanuary 31, 2023Lauren Gibbons
Business group to Michigan Legislature: Extend tax cuts to more seniorsJanuary 30, 2023Yue Stella Yu
Michigan businesses with hourly workers fret over continued pay hikes January 30, 2023Paula Gardner
Michigan plastics company forced to probe PFAS contamination, cover costsJanuary 30, 2023Kelly House
COVID-positive Democrat cast votes at Michigan Capitol, despite protocolsJanuary 30, 2023Yue Stella Yu, Jonathan Oosting
Farmland near Grand Ledge could be Michigan megasite for high-tech project January 27, 2023Paula Gardner
In Alpena, a bold effort to graduate more high-level Michigan nurses January 27, 2023Isabel Lohman
A school fight, a gun, and a Michigan community demands actionJanuary 27, 2023Janelle D. James
Bed Bath & Beyond’s decline breeds opportunity for Michigan retail centersJanuary 27, 2023Paula Gardner
Michigan lawmakers OK tax cuts for 1M residents, $1.1B spending planJanuary 26, 2023Jonathan Oosting
College enrollments stay down in Michigan. Blame paychecks and the pandemic?January 26, 2023Mike Wilkinson, Isabel Lohman
Road salt, a stealthy pollutant, is damaging Michigan waters January 26, 2023Brett Walton, Circle of Blue
Michigan Senate votes to move up presidential primary, but GOP may thwart planJanuary 26, 2023Jonathan Oosting
Fewer Michigan snow days this winter means more days in classroomsJanuary 26, 2023Janelle D. James
Minimum wage increase set for February blocked by Michigan courtJanuary 26, 2023Paula Gardner, Lauren Gibbons
Hantz tree farm falls short on solving east side blightJanuary 26, 2023Jena Brooker
Gretchen Whitmer on guns: ‘The time for only thoughts and prayers is over.’ January 25, 2023Yue Stella Yu
Gretchen Whitmer: Expand Michigan Reconnect program for community collegeJanuary 25, 2023Isabel Lohman