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Michigan is a leader in health information networks. We need to stay there.
A law passed in 1951 is short-changing Michigan’s metropolitan areas, where roads are most heavily traveled.
Michigan Sen. Dayna Polehanki, D-Livonia, penned a guest commentary questioning the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s views on school funding. Here’s the Mackinac Center’s response.
Too many families deal with food insecurity. We have to work together to end it.
Most families don’t cheat. But many feel pressure to get their kids into the “right” college. But what if the “right” school isn’t at the top of all the lists? A college adviser warns of the limits of college rankings.
A 45-cent tax increase on a gallon of gas is ridiculous, says a Republican representative who pitches other ways to fund road repairs.
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.