Tell us how YOU would fix Michigan’s roads

Tell us how YOU would fix Michigan’s roads

March 22, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Want to ensure your voice is heard in Michigan’s road debate? Come give us a piece of your mind!

Michigan environment roundup: Glacier that formed Great Lakes is disappearing

March 17, 2019 | Jim Malewitz in Michigan Environment Watch

The latest can’t-miss journalism about Michigan’s natural resources.

Here’s how Michigan should spend Bloomberg’s $10 million to fight opioids

March 15, 2019 | Ted Roelofs in Public Sector

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg invests $10 million for “high impact” solutions. Experts tell Bridge Magazine where investment would help most.

Whitmer to Detroit chamber: ‘There is not enough pot to fill the potholes.’

March 15, 2019 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey in Detroit Journalism Cooperative

Governor brings budget tour to Detroit, asks for help getting GOP to support 45-cent gas tax to fix roads, schools, water

Opinion | College admission scandal: Don’t be blinded by ‘elite’ schools

March 15, 2019 | Patrick O'Connor in Guest Commentary

Most families don’t cheat. But many feel pressure to get their kids into the “right” college. But what if the “right” school isn’t at the top of all the lists? A college adviser warns of the limits of college rankings.

Opinion | My Michigan roads plan won’t break your pocketbook

March 15, 2019 | Jeff Yaroch in Guest Commentary

A 45-cent tax increase on a gallon of gas is ridiculous, says a Republican representative who pitches other ways to fund road repairs.

Fiat Chrysler promises 5,000 jobs. But not all Detroiters love the plan.

March 14, 2019 | Joel Kurth in Detroit Journalism Cooperative

Fiat Chrysler hosts its first community meeting for a massive investment on the eastside of Detroit. It could have gone better, with several neighbors doubting whether the deal would benefit nearby residents.

Tempers cool as Detroit charter commission gets to work – and gets sued

March 14, 2019 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey in Detroit Journalism Cooperative

Detroit’s charter commission sets sights on water affordability, housing, planning and zoning, and is sued on claims it violated the state’s Open Meetings Act.

Opinion | Everyone – not just drivers – should pay for Michigan roads

March 13, 2019 | John Hanieski in Guest Commentary

The former chief economist for the Michigan Department of Commerce agrees Michigan needs to spend more on roads, but disagrees that a gas tax is the way to raise the money.

One in five Detroit rentals face eviction. Time to call in the lawyers?

March 12, 2019 | Joel Kurth in Detroit Journalism Cooperative

A coalition of foundations and law firms is calling for low-income renters to be represented by a lawyer at eviction hearings. In New York, a similar program actually saved the city money.

Bills to improve Michigan transparency still have loopholes, critics say

March 12, 2019 | Riley Beggin in Public Sector

Transparency advocates say the FOIA package would be a big step forward for the state, but push back on loopholes still present in legislation.

For cash-strapped police in Michigan, asset forfeiture bills could be a blow

March 12, 2019 | Riley Beggin in Public Sector

Whether the concern is personal liberty or social justice, legislation reining in police property seizures is a bipartisan priority in Lansing. Some law enforcement agencies are not happy.

I am the Michigan teacher removed from teaching African-American history

March 12, 2019 | Scott Craig in Guest Commentary

Birmingham teacher Scott Craig defends his class syllabus and argues that the district’s handling of parents’ concerns will make teachers reluctant to tackle difficult or controversial subjects in the classroom