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Michigan clerks’ pleas for help with absentee ballots fall on deaf ears

Michigan clerks’ pleas for help with absentee ballots fall on deaf ears

Feb 19, 2020 | Riley Beggin

Clerks fear an uptick in absentee ballots will mean late nights and delayed election results, but a leading lawmaker says proposed solutions won’t move.

Free college sounds great. But Dems’ higher-ed plans draw scrutiny in Michigan.

Free college sounds great. But Dems’ higher-ed plans draw scrutiny in Michigan.

Feb 11, 2020 | Ron French

From zero tuition to student loan bailouts, Democrats campaigning in Michigan’s March 10 primary are proposing big changes to higher education. Some question the feasibility of the proposals.

How Democratic presidential candidates want to change higher education

How Democratic presidential candidates want to change higher education

Feb 10, 2020 | Alexandra Schmidt

Lower (or free) college tuition? Erasing student loan debt? Democrats running for president have big ideas about cutting the cost of higher education. Here’s a primer on where each candidate stands.

Opinion | How Michigan can tackle influx in absentee ballots

Opinion | How Michigan can tackle influx in absentee ballots

Feb 10, 2020 | Vanessa Guerra

This official's solution to pressures at the ballot box: Allow local clerks to count absentee ballots earlier, without tabulating the results.

What Democratic presidential candidates’ plans mean for Michigan environment

What Democratic presidential candidates’ plans mean for Michigan environment

Feb 6, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Democratic presidential candidates’ plans for water quality, climate change and other environmental issues could have major effects on Michigan.

Dems have big PFAS plans, fewer for Great Lakes, as Michigan primary nears

Dems have big PFAS plans, fewer for Great Lakes, as Michigan primary nears

Feb 6, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Democratic presidential candidates are rolling out plans to fight PFAS, improve water quality and fight climate change. There’s less talk about the Great Lakes before the March 10 primary, which some call a glaring omission.

How Democratic presidential candidates want to change health care, Medicare

How Democratic presidential candidates want to change health care, Medicare

Jan 27, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Michigan’s presidential primary is March 10. Here’s a look at how the contenders would change health insurance.

What Democrats’ Medicare for All plans would mean for Michigan

What Democrats’ Medicare for All plans would mean for Michigan

Jan 27, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Experts say Medicare for All would extend health care coverage to more than 500,000 Michigan residents and end expensive costs that can make it unaffordable. But residents and businesses in Michigan would face significant tax hikes, and private insurance workers could lose their jobs.

On day he’s impeached, President Trump implies John Dingell may be in hell

On day he’s impeached, President Trump implies John Dingell may be in hell

Dec 18, 2019 | Jonathan Oosting

The president talks jobs and impeachment during a rally in Battle Creek. But some Republicans say he should apologize for implying that a longstanding congressman from Michigan may be in hell.

 

Welcome to Michigan, President Trump. About that economy you promised …

Welcome to Michigan, President Trump. About that economy you promised …

Dec 17, 2019 | Riley Beggin, Jonathan Oosting, Mike Wilkinson

Jobs and wages are down in most of the 12 counties that switched support from Barack Obama to Donald Trump in 2016, but voters say they have confidence in the president and the economy.

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