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A less than 1 percent increase in cash assistance for Michigan’s most needy has state Sen. Coleman A Young II angry.
A House bill promises to increase transparency and lower prescription costs. Don’t believe the hype. Real reform is needed but should focus on middlemen who keep customer prices high.
For just $5,000 and a small annual fee, the giant corporation will extract thousands of water that it will mark up to consumers. Michigan inevitably will get stuck with the bill.
It’s time to talk about another gender gap: There’s not enough female venture capitalists, and the imbalance isn’t just bad for diversity. It’s bad for business.
Michigan’s attorney general continues to defend the charter schools champion, long after the rest of Michigan realized her policies were destructive.
The Trump infrastructure plan reminds Michigan that many local governments can’t self-finance their own renewal
Michigan is the only state that exempts the governor, lieutenant governor and legislature from its public records laws. And Meekhof, the Senate Majority Leader, aims to keep it that way.
Doug DeVos urges passage of bipartisan bills aimed at making our criminal justice system smart on crime but soft on taxpayers.
Michigan needs to follow the path of leading states, with high-caliber training and support of principals and teachers in literacy instruction.
Leaders who promise manufacturing will provide full employment for unskilled laborers are not serving our state or nation well. Sticking your head in the sand would be a better strategy.
When we invest in early childhood services, especially for the most vulnerable, babies are born healthy, families are strengthened and children are on track for growth and success.
Our lack of concern for children begins far earlier than their exposure to gunfire by intruders with assault weapons.
Yes, this is an important race for Democrats. But their fear about voters’ perceptions shouldn’t preemptively kill the dynamic young doctor’s campaign.
Current bills that would give oil, mining or other industry reps oversight over the state’s environmental agency would be a disaster for Michigan.
Gov. Snyder predicts a future where traditional school degrees are replaced by a more targeted, competency based approach to job skills and lifelong learning.
Michigan residents need the 21st-Century skills necessary to compete in the global market economy.
Critics who fear giving industry representatives a seat on panels reviewing DEQ decisions are worried about losing their own influence.
Despite reforms, the state’s juvenile justice system remains inconsistent in how juveniles are punished and without a way to track the system’s performance statewide.
A state pilot program that rewards farmers for providing produce to local schools should be funded across Michigan.
Despite progress, a city with so many negatives isn’t ready to compete for big projects. Acknowledge it, and make improvements, not excuses.