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.
Residents in Kent County were exposed for decades to contaminated water, traced to waste dump belonging to Wolverine Worldwide. The Rockford company has struggled to explain its slow response.
Wolverine World Wide claimed it didn’t learn until last year that its industrial dump site contained a dangerous chemical. Newly released documents contradict the company’s stance.
Aging infrastructure and delayed repairs are an increasing alarm in Michigan. More than $60 billion in fixes may be necessary.
A law intended to curb underage drinking at parties had the reverse effect, prompting enterprising teens to turn from beer to hard liquor.
As Lansing debates auto industry reform, hospitals and insurance companies face off over how, or whether, to curb soaring medical costs from accidents.
The high rates in Detroit are creeping into the suburbs and beyond, and with them huge disparities between auto insurance bills in one city versus another.
The 300,000-plus registered voters may not be as important as seven state Supreme Court justices in determining if an independent commission should set political boundaries rather than politicians.
More competitive races. More public input. But don’t look for a massive swing in electoral prospects.
The state’s Republican House members have received strong backing from the NRA. Would their vote to ban so-called bump stocks imperil that support?
We asked the state’s 14-member House delegation about banning the device used in Las Vegas shooting. Here’s what they each told Bridge.
Estimates range up to $8 billion-plus as Republicans prepare for one final shot at repealing Obamacare before a coming deadline.
Cloud of confusion envelopes statewide industry. Michigan tells pot shops to close doors, while Detroit may open more.
A 3 percent tax next year could allow dispensaries to operate legally and generate money for the state and cities that allow the pot shops.
There’s a lot of moving parts as the state moves to shore up the ‘wild west’ industry. Here’s what you need to know.
Bridge investigations into assault cases at major Michigan universities reveal practices that should trouble both victims of sexual assault, and those who are accused.
Rural Michigan high schools are turning to eight-player teams, as thousands of young athletes across Michigan reject the troubled sport.
Lawyers say impact of ending program for those whose parents entered U.S. illegally will be greater than most anticipate.
Whether it’s false fraud charges, poisoned water or abused prisoners, state government too often is not here to help.
Trump administration lifted ban on military weaponry for local police.
The murder-suicide of a respected educator and his son serves as a rallying cry to some about the stresses that begin when special education ends.