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.
Republican, Democratic and Libertarian candidates for governor outline their plans to spend money – and whether they’ll want more taxes.
California has had a citizen redistricting commission since 2008 similar to the one proposed in Michigan. One lesson from the Left Coast: be prepared for lawsuits.
Republican, Democratic and Libertarian candidates for governor outline their plans to fund road repairs. Some say considerably more than others.
Democratic, Republican and Libertarian candidates for governor claim to have plans to fix Michigan roads. But none detail how they would raise the billions of dollars said to be needed each year.
Studies show prison education more than pays for itself by making ex-cons less likely to reoffend. But funding for prison classes may well run dry by next summer. Should Lansing fill in the gap?
Why should convicted killers get free college? It’s a good question, with a surprisingly easy answer
A college prison collaboration between Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary offers hope, leadership – and a degree - for lifers at an Ionia prison.
The high court says it will hear arguments July 18 on whether to allow voters in November to consider a ballot measure that would change how legislative districts are drawn in Michigan.
Expensive systems in Grand Rapids and Detroit are performing below par. Another was axed in Lansing. What went wrong?
Ann Arbor asked voters to pay for upgrades in bus service. They said yes – and ridership is up.
Michigan officials may find a plethora of riches soon. Will they spend it on roads, schools or tax breaks?
Schuette, the attorney general and Republican frontrunner for governor, wants Michigan redistricting question off the November ballot. His office argues the proposal creates “a fourth branch of government.”
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Attorney General Bill Schuette are splitting chamber of commerce endorsements, which bring clout and funding. Is the business community divided?
With the exception of healthcare, there were no major disagreements at first official Democratic governor’s debate in 2018
The petition to create an independent citizens redistricting commission was approved to appear on the general election ballot Wednesday. The Michigan Supreme Court has yet to decide whether to consider a challenge to the proposal.
The Michigan redistricting measure may well be approved Wednesday for the November ballot. But the Michigan Supreme Court could still decide to reject the proposed constitutional amendment later this summer.
Michigan will have its first Libertarian gubernatorial primary in its history this August. From Ayn Rand to civil rights, Bridge talks philosophy and politics over a beer with the candidates.
Sen. Colbeck accuses Bridge Magazine of overstating his role in revising state social studies standards. Bridge responds.
County officials say they’re blindsided by blistering letter from HUD accusing their housing policies of perpetuating worst regional segregation in nation.
Michigan’s Supreme Court has a rich history of expensive judicial races and partisan pressure when it comes to redistricting. A 2018 ballot measure may hang in the balance.