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.
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.
The first-term incumbent senator says he’s one of the most effective and most bipartisan legislators in Congress. A subjective claim? For sure. Fact Squad takes a look.
A debate over marijuana industry rules made unlikely bedfellows of the state’s new marijuana industry and conservative politicians and business groups that had opposed recreational pot.
Lower (or free) college tuition? Erasing student loan debt? Democrats running for president have big ideas about cutting the cost of higher education. Here’s a primer on where each candidate stands.
Much could change before Michigan adopts a budget this year, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants more money for vulnerable mothers, environmental cleanups and education. College and municipal leaders aren’t so happy.
The Democratic governor is proposing $15 million in funding for the tourism advertising campaign she nixed last year during a budget .
Is Gretchen Whitmer a hero for borrowing billions to fix highways or has she already broken a central campaign promise? Michigan Fact Squad investigates ads reaching opposite conclusions on the governor.
Michigan is beefing up anti-fraud investigations and mounting a public education campaign to help drivers realize savings promised in a new law that takes effect this summer.
Detroit is considered one of the hardest cities in the nation to count in the Census, and is working hard to increase participation in some neighborhoods. Plenty of distrust remains, though, as evidenced by efforts in the small east side neighborhood of Yorkshire Woods.
Gretchen Whitmer says ‘Americans are hurting,’ especially in Michigan, which is expected to be a battleground state in this year’s presidential election.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stands in spotlight, as she delivers Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Republicans say all she’s delivered is broken promises.
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is expected to provide some boost to the auto industry in the short term, but economists warn it may harm manufacturing jobs in the long run.
Beset with common but daunting problems, leaders in rural Michigan implore Michigan’s Democratic governor to create a Cabinet-level post to address their concerns.
One day after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced she will borrow money for roads fixes, a state commission approves the measure that will send 40 percent of projects to southeast Michigan.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republicans agree $3.5 billion bonds plan isn’t a long-term solution for Michigan’s ailing roads. But they contend it’s up to the other side to come up with a better solution.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, in her second State of the State, says she’ll work around recalcitrant Republicans to fix roads, maintain Affordable Care Act protections and ensure students don’t repeat the third grade because of the reading law.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's new plan to "fix the damn roads" by issuing $3.5 billion in bonds would help rebuild Michigan highways without a tax increase but saddle the state with decades of new debt.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to highlight six familiar issues after 2019 plans to fix roads, change school funding, close a talent gap and curb distracted driving failed or moved slowly in GOP Legislature.
Plenty of obstacles remain, but the Michigan Senate wants to study whether tolls could help fix roads. The proposal comes as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce her new plans for road repairs.