In this June 10, 2021 photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at Straits State Park in St. Ignace, Mich., with the Mackinac Bridge behind her. Whitmer called for spending a "historic" $250 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to upgrade state parks and trails, a day after Senate Republicans announced a $1.5 billion plan to fix deteriorating local bridges across Michigan.
This Plan Literally Paves the Way for Michigan’s Tourism Rebound

A bipartisan plan to tackle infrastructure issues to spur Michigan's tourism looks likely, if Republicans and Democrats can clear one roadblock.

American holiday Black Freedom (Jubilee, Cel-Liberation) Day concept. Juneteenth flag on white.
The Real End of Slavery Will Finally Be Celebrated as a Federal Holiday

Every single member of Michigan's Congressional delegation voted in favor of making Juneteenth National Independence Day a holiday.

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A Journey to Equality: The Real State of Michigan Pride in 2021

The Republican-controlled legislature is promoting bigotry against transgender youth while symbolically recognizing Pride for the first time. That worries state Rep. Laurie Pohutsky.

20 January 2021, Lower Saxony, Hanover: A two-year-old child plays in the living room at home. Many daycare centers offer only emergency care in the current Corona situation, so many family with working parents are faced with childcare problems. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Michiganders Getting Vaccinated Can Get Free Child Care This June

Getting affordable child care can be a roadblock to a lot of things Michigan parents need. KinderCare is making sure that getting vaccinated isn't one of them.

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Michigan’s Plan to Reignite the Economy Addresses the Real Cause of the Labor Shortage

The real reason businesses struggle to hire during the economic recovery has little to do with direct COVID relief and a lot to do with poor wages and working conditions.

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The PlayStation 5 Proves Supply Chains Are Essential Michigan Infrastructure. Yes, Really.

Gamers and auto workers both are left in the lurch by one key component they can't get. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Livonia) wants to make sure that crisis doesn't happen again.

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, Zhanon Morales, 30, of Philadelphia, raises her fist as demonstrators call for all votes be counted during a rally outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, as vote counting in the general election continues. A tough road lies ahead for Biden who will need to chart a path forward to unite a bitterly divided nation and address America’s fraught history of racism that manifested this year through the convergence of three national crises. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Michiganders Fight Against Big Money Infiltrating Government Nationwide

A conservative group boasted about the kind of influence bought by massive political donations letting them literally write the laws.