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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.
House and Senate Republicans may appeal the decision to the Michigan Supreme Court.
Michigan voters say roads are getting worse, but they aren’t ready to open their checkbooks to fix them, according to a new statewide poll that points to distrust in state government.
Michigan’s presidential primary is March 10. Here’s a look at how the contenders would change health insurance.
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders claims car insurance rates will fall with his Medicare for All plan. He doesn’t mention that they’re expected to change anyway this year.
With Michigan expected to play a crucial role in national election politics, Bridge is launching weekly coverage of issues in the race. We also are launching the Michigan Fact Squad to scrutinize political ads.
Experts say Medicare for All would extend health care coverage to more than 500,000 Michigan residents and end expensive costs that can make it unaffordable. But residents and businesses in Michigan would face significant tax hikes, and private insurance workers could lose their jobs.
The speech is often given to rising stars in the party that is not in the White House. That provides opportunities and risks for the state’s first-term Democratic governor.
Voters could decide in November whether to approve a constitutional amendment to increase disclosure rules for lobbyists and bar them from giving lawmakers anything of value.