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Democratic presidential hopefuls are proposing aggressive spending plans to combat climate change, make college free or more affordable, increase access to health care and more. They’re going to have to pay for them somehow.
Democrats campaigning in Michigan’s March 10 primary want to reverse most of President Trump’s immigration policies, advocating for a path to citizenship, new types of visas and more help for refugees.
Democrats competing in Michigan’s March 10 primary want to reverse many of President Trump’s policies. Easing immigration rules could help amid a labor shortage, but not all would win.
Fears persist that census data will be used to target minority populations for deportation, shaping outreach efforts and likely reducing the number of people that will respond to the census.
A progressive group wants voters to change the constitution to lower taxes for joint filers making less than $350,000, but raise them on higher earners to generate another $1.5 billion.
A new independent redistricting panel has attracted 6,000 volunteers, but Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says they don’t yet reflect Michigan’s demographic and geographic diversity.
Attorney General Dana Nessel agrees to pay $80 million and make prison changes to settle lawsuits alleging sexual assault of juvenile prisoners in adult prisons.
State officials warn that an undercount could have serious repercussions for the state, including diminished funding and less representation in Congress.
It’s almost Election Day, and a lot has changed since the last major election. Here’s how to vote in the presidential primary.
In the depths of the Great Recession, Michigan invested in a fund to help high-tech startups. Some of those firms have left the state, and the program spent $255,000 for every job it created. Taxpayers are stuck with the tab.
Democratic presidential hopefuls have big goals for electric vehicle production in their efforts to combat climate change. Michigan automakers are unlikely to meet those timetables, though, and unions fear electric vehicles could kill jobs.
Democratic presidential candidates want to ensure that all new light vehicles sold in the United States emit no carbon as soon as 2030. Read their plans for how to get there.
Presidential candidates and Michigan regulators want big investments in battery charging infrastructure, which remains a key hurdle to electric car sales. Last year, just 2 percent of U.S. car sales were electric vehicles.
A new ad thanks freshman U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin for fighting PFAS. While mostly accurate, the ad leaves out a few details, Fact Squad finds.
Ramon Ward was released Thursday after serving 25 years for a double murder he didn’t commit. His exoneration followed a review by prosecutors, one of several steps the state is taking to right past wrongs.
Michigan has more than 447 bridges that are in rough shape. The piece of concrete that fell and injured a driver in Lansing on Thursday wasn’t one of them, compounding fears of crumbling infrastructure.
A Democratic super PAC hopes to strike down state rules barring transportation to polls and help delivering absentee ballots. Republicans say they have an interest in stopping that.
Clerks fear an uptick in absentee ballots will mean late nights and delayed election results, but a leading lawmaker says proposed solutions won’t move.
Michigan voters to decide 245 local ballot proposals in March, an unusually high number for a primary. The requests are prompting debate because Republican participation turnout may be low because President Trump faces token opposition.
The federal ruling puts pressure on the state Legislature to produce clearer rules that are fair to offenders on the list and stand up to constitutional scrutiny.