The Center for Michigan


Online Community Conversations offer opportunity to participate wherever you are

January 12, 2015 | Bridge Staff

if you can’t attend an in-person Community Conversation, no worries: We’ve created online versions of each of our Conversation modules so you can participate from the comfort of your own home or on the go.

Bridge adds hall of famer to reporting team

January 8, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Bill McGraw, who literally wrote the book on Detroit in a nearly four-decade career at the Free Press, joins Bridge’s statewide reporting staff.

VIDEO: Miss the Ballot Bash? Watch now!

October 13, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Miss the Ballot Bash? No worries. We've got video of all the candidates.

Bridge will Truth Squad gubernatorial showdown on Sunday

October 9, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Come to Bridge on Monday to check out the claims of Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer from their town hall faceoff.

Bridge honored by Wayne State University, Michigan Press Association

October 7, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Wayne State names Bridge Magazine as “Journalist of the Year”; press group recognizes Bridge’s writing and analysis

“Michigan Speaks,” coming to a library near you

June 12, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Printed copies of the Center for Michigan’s latest public engagement report, “Michigan Speaks: The citizens’ agenda for the 2014 elections,” will be distributed to approximately 25 public libraries statewide this week. Look for it on your library shelves!

Help spread the Citizens' Agenda for the 2014 elections

May 28, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Help us spread the word by sharing printed copies of the 2014 Citizens' Agenda to friends and family.

WATCH: MiWeek coverage of "Michigan Speaks"

May 8, 2014 | Bridge Staff

The Center for Michigan's own John Bebow was a guest on Detroit Public Television's MiWeek show to discuss the findings of "Michigan Speaks." Watch the complete interview here...

Michigan residents consumed with improving education, college affordability

May 8, 2014 | Chastity Pratt

Michigan residents demand the state do something to improve schools, align training to the jobs available, and make college more affordable for students and their families.

Find way to help the poor, conversation participants say

May 8, 2014 | Nancy Derringer

Michigan was always a place where anyone willing to work could make a decent living. No more, and it’s affecting the state’s quality of life.

Michigan Speaks 2014 – A road map for Lansing

May 6, 2014 | David Zeman

More than 5,500 residents from all corners of Michigan spoke to the Center for Michigan in Community Conversations, polling and online talks. Lawmakers in Lansing would do well to hear their voices.

Public to politicians: Fix our roads!

May 6, 2014 | Ron French

Michigan residents are sending politicians the clear message that it’s time to spend more on the state's deteriorating roads. Even if it means raising taxes.

No consensus for raising – or cutting – taxes in 2014

May 6, 2014 | Mike Wilkinson

A majority of residents are sending politicians a clear message that it’s time to spend more on Michigan roads. Even if it means raising taxes.

Coming May 6: The Michigan citizens’ agenda for 2014

April 24, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Learn what more than 5,000 diverse Michiganders from across the state said they want from their elected representatives in 2014.

Bridge journalism honored by Society of Professional Journalists

April 22, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Staff writers and contributors received awards for investigative and feature work in 2013.

Coming May 6: The Michigan citizens' agenda for 2014

April 21, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Michigan residents have an urgent list of new priorities for Michigan’s future. They know what they want the candidates’ focus to be in this year’s statewide election. Read Bridge on Tuesday, May 6 for all the details. More than 5,000 diverse statewide residents participated in the Center for Michigan’s latest public engagement campaign in the past six months. Read what they have to say on May 6. It’s must reading for any engaged citizen or any candidate for governor, legislature or local office.

Last chance! Community Conversations end this week: Make your voice heard

April 1, 2014 | Bridge Staff

The Center for Michigan has spent the past year traveling the state asking for YOUR priorities for the 2014 election. This is the last week, but it's not too late to join us for a Community Conversation.