Economy


Voters in November could get an opportunity to add abortion rights to the state constitution.
Are You Striking for Women’s Rights on Friday? Learn Why #DayWithoutUs Is Asking You To 

Organizers in Michigan and across the country are asking people to stay home from work and school this Friday, Sept. 30, in response to Roe v. Wade's overturn.

A Toyota Motor Corp.'s new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle Mirai arrives at a charge station near Toyota's showroom on Nov. 17, 2014, in Tokyo.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Michigan Joins Midwest Partnership to Back Hydrogen as Clean Energy Source

Michigan has joined six other Midwestern states in teaming up to accelerate the development of hydrogen as a clean-energy alternative for automobiles and factories that rely largely on climate-warming fossil fuels, governors said Monday.

A Buick Wildcat EV concept is shown during the media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
A Less-Glitzy Detroit Auto Show Returns After 3-Year Absence—With President Joe Biden

Michigan automakers have figured out that new models can make a bigger splash when they're unveiled to a digital audience on a day where they don't have to share the spotlight with their rivals. Not to mention that making a debut at an auto show can be hugely expensive.

The Lansing Teamsters. Photo credit: Atulya Dora-Laskey
Inside the First Unionized Chipotle: Michigan Workers Lead Union Wave

The first Chipotle to be unionized is here in Lansing. The organizers, with no prior labor experience, aren't who you'd expect.

Jim Farley, Ford Motor Company's chief executive officer, stands next to the company's new Ford F-150 Lightning, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Dearborn, Mich. (Photo by Carlos Osorio via AP)
Cheaper EVs Coming to Michigan Despite High Battery Costs

Even though battery costs are rising, auto companies in Michigan are rolling out more affordable electric vehicles that should widen their appeal to a larger group of buyers.

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True or False: Common Claims About Inflation in Michigan

Inflation is still hovering at a 40-year high. Will the Inflation Reduction Act or student loan forgiveness make a difference in Michigan?

Marijuana is fully legal in Michigan, 18 other states, and Washington D.C., and legal for medicinal use in 18 additional states.
Democrats Want Biden to Decriminalize Weed. It’s an Idea Michiganders Overwhelmingly Support.

Most Michiganders want legal weed, and so do seven in 10 Americans. It's about as popular of an idea that can exist in modern politics.