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.
One candidate doubts the value of a math major. Another likened a stronger public records laws to the Mueller probe, and not in a good way.
Five surprises from Democratic governor candidates. One wants more services for undocumented workers. Another would prepare for a recession with construction jobs. A third can’t say when it’s raining.
The lieutenant governor says he and other parents of kids with autism learned how to fight big insurance and win.
Republican running for governor says tax could be gradually reduced to zero without cutting schools or public safety.
The Republican governor candidate says billions more have gone into schools with few results. He’d start by scrapping Common Core and consider eliminating subsidized preschool.
The Republican pledges to improve Michigan reading scores and car insurance rates, both of which are among nation’s worst.
The Democratic doctor slams Gov. Rick Snyder, vows to shut down Line 5 and institute single-payer healthcare system.
Democratic entrepreneur proposes need-based school funding, graduated income taxes and massive infrastructure repairs.
Democrat pledges better protections for water, stopping Line 5 and investments in schools, roads and infrastructure.
The state’s High Court jousted with attorneys Wednesday over whether a measure that would change the way Michigan draws voting lines should be allowed to go to voters in November.
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?