Michigan Government

Citizens cannot do their job of running their government if they don’t know what their public servants are doing. Bridge will take you beyond the political food fights into the policy decisions that affect everyday life.


What Michigan women want

March 6, 2014 | Chris Andrews

New restrictions on abortion ignite debate over state’s ability to attract women to Michigan jobs

Tom McMillin: Tea Party conservative, ACLU sympathizer

February 20, 2014 | David Ashenfelter

Anti-tax. Anti-gay. Anti-Obamacare. That’s all you need to know about brash Tea Party favorite Tom McMillin. Or is it? A growing chorus of progressives are finding common bond with the Rochester Hills Republican.

What Tom McMillin wants

February 20, 2014 | David Ashenfelter

The brash Republican hasn’t had much legislation signed into law, but it’s not for lack of effort. McMillin’s nearly 200 bills and resolutions span the political spectrum, from deeply conservative efforts to restrict abortion and gay rights, to strange-bedfellows alliances with the ACLU and progressive Democrats on civil liberties issues.