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The current school funding model is broken. The plan laid out by Michigan’s new governor begins to fix it.
Incarceration rates are down and our neighborhoods are safer. But there’s still more work to be done on criminal justice reform, say three leading Republicans.
Bills now in the Legislature would allow students to substitute career tech for art. That’s a problem if we want to build well-rounded adults.
Opioid abuse and deaths have a huge impact on children in affected families. Michigan needs to figure out how to help them.
Sixteen states have banned conversion therapy, the controversial practice of trying to turn LGBTQ youth to embrace heterosexuality. It’s time for Michigan to join them.
A middle school principal makes a pitch for Gretchen Whitmer’s plan for more school funding, and different ways of splitting up those dollars
Detroit neighborhoods with higher rates of asthma have higher school absenteeism. One in five students switched schools during the year. Data can be a valuable tool when researchers are in touch with a city’s challenges.
A law professor makes a public case for how Gov. Whitmer could undercut the GOP’s work requirements for Michigan’s Medicaid recipients.
Michigan roads have to be fixed and the money has to come from somewhere. Mike Nystrom responds to some of the common questions.
There were concerns about a pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac from the beginning. Now’s not the time to start the cycle over again with a tunnel.
Michigan is a state built on wheels. Tariffs threaten to puncture the tires.
Three out of five jail inmates are awaiting trial, and most are there for property or drug offenses. Wayne County pays $163 a day for those inmates. It’s time to eliminate the cash bail system.
A Republican legislator wants to make sure students and speakers invited to college campuses by students can have their say.
It takes more than asphalt to fix Michigan’s transportation system. Let's think of ways to encourage non-vehicle movement, too.
Eliminating gifted education programs has hurt individuals, and Michigan’s economy
Oakland Circuit Court Judge and noted conservative Michael Warren isn’t happy with a new draft of the standards that would guide the teaching of history in Michigan classrooms.
Groundwater is invisible until your well is contaminated. But that does not mean it's unimportant. We need more investment and awareness of the dangers.
The average Michigan driver pays about $10 a month in gas tax. They believe they’re paying a lot more.
Licensing board member Don Bailey accuses Gov. Whitmer and Attorney General Nessel of putting political favors ahead of public safety and predicts the criminal element will thrive in marijuana industry.
As an immigrant and a legislator, Padma Kuppa writes that she knows the value of an education, and Michigan needs to invest more.