Stories tagged: "money in politics"


Making your conversation partner feel heard is important to change their mind.
10 Tips to a Civil Conversation—and Actually Changing Someone’s Mind

Family get-togethers can be contentious, especially when dinner time turns into a free-for-all debate with your kooky uncle from away. But our democracy was founded on our ability to have productive debates over pertinent issues.

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Court Ruling Could Spike Minimum Hourly Wage to $12 in Michigan for Most Workers. Here Are The Details.

If a judge’s decision survives appeals, tipped and untipped workers would be set to receive $12 an hour for minimum wage.

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Strap In for More High Gas Prices! Here’s What You Should Know.

Michigan families should strap in for high prices at the pump and supermarket, even as proposals are floated to alleviate some costs.

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Michigan’s New Major Deal Turns Water, Recreation Possibilities Into Realities

A state park in Flint. Clean water for Benton Harbor. A ski jump in the UP. Overnight, Michigan politicians agreed to game-changing legislation.

In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Defunding Schools: How Betsy DeVos’ New Plan Could Impact Michigan Students

If the DeVos-backed petition drive succeeds, the Republican-led legislature in Michigan could funnel education money into private schools, all while lining the pockets of rich donors. 

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.