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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.
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
A group with ties to DTE wrote a recent guest column in Bridge accusing solar energy groups of trying to profit from low-income Michigan residents. The leader of one solar group offers this rebuttal.
Dayna Polehanki was a school teacher before becoming a state senator, and she argues that Republicans are being disingenuous when they say education funding is at an all-time high.
The Republican Senate majority whip blasts Michigan’s Democratic governor’s plan to pay for road repairs by raising the tax on a gallon of gas by 45 cents.
Workers didn’t create the unfunded liability crisis hitting Michigan communities. Yet they are the ones being asked to make sacrifices.
An estimated half million Michigan adults have criminal records that hobble their ability to get jobs. Could wiping their slate clean help the state economy, and actually reduce recidivism?
Michigan needs to invest more in child care, for the sake of families and businesses alike.
The battle over Michigan home solar power energy continues in this guest column by a member of Michigan Energy Promise, a group defending current state policies.
Michigan can’t throw up its hands and say it can’t make a difference in something as big as climate change. But we need to do our part.
Fewer college students are considering careers in teaching, and new teachers flee the profession at a high rate. Michigan needs to address those issues.
Michigan shouldn’t turn its attention away from Flint just because the state says drinking water is “restored,” says an environmental activist.
Brad Lyman grew up in public schools in Michigan and taught in schools in Maryland. One state invested in its children, and one didn’t.
The cross-department team addressing the dangers of PFAS contaminants was created by Whitmer’s Republican predecessor, Rick Snyder. Protecting our environment isn’t a partisan issue.
This isn’t the sort of program you hear a lot about. But it’s the kind of program that makes a difference.
Bill McGraw has written about metro Detroit’s history for decades, but few stories have stirred as much controversy as an article about Henry Ford’s public campaign to stir anti-Semitism
It doesn’t get headlines like potholes, but water infrastructure also needs to be fixed.
The money the state is spending for utility lines to a housing development planned by the company of former Republican Chair Bobby Schostak will pay for itself through future taxes, says a former associate in the company.
Children’s car seats, cookware, carpet and takeout containers – almost everything contains PFAS and will until we get serious about eliminating this set of dangerous chemicals.