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Candidates for governor have laid out plans for turning around Michigan’s failing schools. But only one has a plan that could succeed, argues the former Democratic president of the Michigan State Board of Education.
We can’t make good policy decisions if the ‘facts’ in our heads are wrong, say two Michigan State University economists.
Michigan’s dentist shortage is even more severe for vulnerable populations like the disable and the poor.
Michigan ranks dead last in supporting its communities. But the state will reap a $200 million windfall from collecting taxes on Internet sales that should help parks, police and firefighters in cities statewide.
It’s no secret that infrastructure is crumbling in Michigan. Governments need to think beyond traditional borrowing to fix the problem.
Why do we need a redistricting commission made up of fallible, possibly biased people to redraw Michigan’s political boundaries? Can’t a computer do that? Eric Lupher explains why you need both
Funeral was the wrong venue for Jasper Williams’ message, but black America needs to have a dialogue about the link between poverty, crime and drugs and out-of-wedlock births.
The health insurance market in Michigan is surprisingly robust, say experts from the Center for Health Research and Transformation.
Aric Nesbitt was chair of a House committee that worked on a comprehensive state energy policy for two years, and he disagrees with those who say the law cripples solar energy in Michigan.
Tom Herbon pays more in vehicle registration fees for an old, $4,500 Cadillac than his daughter pays for a $22,000 minivan. That needs to change, says the retired engineer.
It's time to bolster the forgotten middle class by finally expanding overtime eligibility here in Michigan.
As business leaders, it’s our responsibility to help Michigan keep its position as a welcoming home for companies and employees, and give children access to excellent education
No city can thrive if its children and seniors are hungry. A Michigan House bill would leave many children, seniors and disabled residents without access to healthy food.
Our state fails many of its youngest citizens. Children advocate Matt Gillard has a list of questions we should ask all politicians this fall.
Saving money by installing solar panels will be harder to do unless the legislature steps in, say two solar energy advocates.
Opinion | When did stealing from Michigan kids become an easier political decision than raising taxes
Shifting money from K-12 schools to higher education was supposed to be a one-time thing. It’s become an annual occurrence, and it needs to stop, says Gilda Jacobs
It doesn’t get the attention of an issue like crumbling roads, but public health is a vital part of our infrastructure, and we need to invest in it.
Aswad Thomas was going to be a professional basketball player until two bullets changed his life. Now he’s an advocate for crime survivors.
The magic of the Great Lakes and freshwater coast may be one of the few things more powerful than today’s polarized politics
Don’t freak out about the newest alleged threat to our health until the experts check it out, says a water treatment facility official