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Michigan’s senior senator in Washington just pulled off some legislative wizardry: getting bipartisan support for a Farm Bill that increases environmental and conservation protections for her home state.
Last-minute power grabs and watering down initiatives supported by Michigan voters erode civility and respect, says one legislator.
A flurry of anti-environmental bills may make it to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk before he leaves office. It’s Pure Michigan vs. Pure Politics.
A state commission to be judge and jury over campaign finance violations would be a disaster just like the Federal Elections Commission. Mike Staebler says he knows: his father was on the original FEC.
In a Pure Michigan treatise, an advocacy group lays out a plan to protect our water. If only our leaders would pay attention.
In a guest column, State Sen. Tom Casperson makes his case for barring communities from regulating the removal of trees.
Michigan voters elected Gretchen Whitmer, and she shouldn’t have her hands tied by outgoing Republicans, says the former president of the State Board of Education.
Two bills that have support from the Michigan Chamber to The Nature Conservatory deserve the legislature’s support
The co-president of the State Board of Education takes a meat cleaver to a bill that would grade schools like they were fifth-graders.
The Republican majority in the Michigan Legislature approved paid sick leave in September to keep it off the ballot. Three months later, they’re hollowing it out.
For what we spend on K-12 education in Michigan, we should get better results. An A-F ranking system for schools is one step toward accountability.
Tariffs are a national policy with huge local ramifications here in Michigan. There are better ways to help workers, says a Hillsdale College economist.
Governors can do a lot to improve Michigan. But their administrations often are defined by economies that are influenced by trends beyond state borders.
A series of expert reports on Michigan’s economy and budget, Great Lakes and water management and other issues will help our new governor and legislature address the state’s most critical challenges
One-in-six Michigan residents struggle with hunger each year. Some programs have helped, but there’s a need for more.
The issues faced by kids affect them the rest of their lives. The best way to move Michigan forward in the long run is to address those childhood issues.
David Duong argues that his family is exactly the kind of family that wouldn’t be admitted to America under new proposed rules.
Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan for Mackinac Bridge Authority to assume ownership of tunnel is a big mistake, says a woman whose family has been involved with the operation of the Mighty Mac since 1950.
If the Mackinac Bridge Authority doesn’t oversee a tunnel around Line 5, who should, argues the recently retired director of the Michigan Department of Transportation.