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 Michigan Democratic Party convention in Detroit promises unusual levels of drama and a possible challenge to the labor-dominated politics of years past. Here’s how the voting works.
Former state Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer has the most endorsements so far in the Democratic field for governor, including from more than a dozen labor unions.
The moneyed establishment and the populist grassroots are chasing the Trump wild card in 2018.
In meeting rooms small and large across Michigan, the selection of Republican precinct delegates hold big repercussions for candidates and the party’s future.
Attorney General Bill Schuette has the most endorsements so far in the GOP field for governor, including from President Donald Trump.
A lawsuit involving more than 900 teens who say they were assaulted behind bars can proceed, after the state’s second-highest court throws out a law designed to kill such lawsuits.
Dozens of gun bills, most seeking to expand gun rights, are stuck in limbo as Lansing takes stock of the post-Parkland landscape.
Dozens of gun-related bills have been introduced since Michigan's current legislative term started. Most seek to expand gun rights, but gun politics may be shifting following a deadly school shooting in Florida.
The Michigan Democrat wants a judge to say he is qualified to be on the ballot
Just months after a movement to woo another candidate, Democratic bigwigs are now scrambling to endorse the former Senate minority leader.
Taxes, good government, natural resources, quality of life among the topics discussed at The Center for Michigan/Bridge Magazine’s first Solutions Summit, part of the nonpartisan groups’ 2018 Truth Tour.
The state needs $4 billion in infrastructure fixes. But state, federal and local governments, and private sector, should be involved in a fix.
Cities are booming, but problems of unfunded liabilities such as pensions could plague smaller communities.
Environmental experts weigh in on what the state and communities can do to protect Michigan’s natural resources and prepare for change.
Government records are private. Gerrymandering is common. Dark money is omnipresent. But some say solutions will cause more problems.
Initiatives to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law and to legalize recreational marijuana may be on the ballot in November. Those backing and opposing each issue defend their sides.
Bridge Magazine requested financial data from 19 candidates for governor to shed light on potential conflicts of interest. Here’s a rundown of who responded, and who didn’t.
Bridge Magazine asked the 19 candidates for Michigan governor for tax returns and other financial details. Here’s a checklist noting who replied, and who did not.
Good news: Michigan has new voting equipment. Bad news: No system is secure, and state procedures make it harder to catch tampering.