A consent decree that carves out fishing rights in the Great Lakes for five Michigan tribes is set to expire next August and negotiations have yet to start with the state. The outcome could shape fisheries for decades.
For the first time, researchers are pinpointing where pollen levels are the highest to help residents with allergies and asthma protect themselves.
A Michigan superintendent takes issue with a recent Bridge guest commentary that argued for equal, rather than equitable, school funding.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders are still meeting to discuss road funding and the 2020 budget, but they haven’t yet reached a compromise. They have until the end of September to pass a budget or risk a shutdown.
Lack of affordable housing is spreading beyond seasonal workers. It’s now hurting manufacturing and healthcare firms trying to attract workers. Local leaders want Lansing to help incentivize developers to build more affordable projects.
At least 31 people have been saved by Michigan conservation officers since 2015. A budget proposal in the House threatens to eliminate some of those positions at the Department of Natural Resources.
Michigan ranks 47th nationwide in school librarians per pupil. Legislation in Lansing proposes that each school have at least one.
Enbridge is taking steps to safeguard the pipeline that pumps $160 million in taxes into Michigan’s economy. Politicians’ knee-jerk proposals to decommission the pipeline would only hurt the working class.
At a legislative hearing, Michigan farmers, academics and public officials predict fallout from bad weather and a trade war will be widespread and long-lasting.
Jocelyn Benson swept into office vowing to serve customers in 30 minutes. But wait times in 2019 are at their highest in five years, up to two or three hours in some branches. Benson says it's the result of long-term underinvestment to be solved with hard structural change.
Lines have gotten longer so far this year, compared with wait times in 2018. This Bridge database allows you to see how times have changed in branch offices near you.
Michael Rice steps into Michigan’s top education role with a list of clear initiatives he says will improve academics, and students’ lives.
VNP, the group behind the successful drive to create an independent body to draw political lines in Michigan, seeks entry in a Republican lawsuit to have that commission shut down before it starts.