Stories tagged: "State Senate"


Michigan Sen. Mallory McMorrow speaking with The 'Gander last week.
Exclusive: Sen. Mallory McMorrow on How to End the Cycle of ‘Everybody Loses’

Last week, Sen. McMorrow sat down with The 'Gander's Managing Editor, Lisa Hayes, and Senior Accountability Reporter, Keya Vakil, to discuss how it's been going.

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A Ray of Transparency: Michigan Takes Baby Steps Toward More Open Government

Michigan gets an F for transparency, experts say. A new order from the governor will improve openness, but the state still has a ways to go.

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Michigan Republicans Are Looking to Cut Taxes—But Much More for Corporations Than for Working Families

Michigan just passed a bill to lower taxes—but it’s far more generous to corporations than individuals. Here’s what happens next. 

Two MDOT employees survey the damage on one of two North M-30 bridges on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Edenville Township north of Midland. After two days of heavy rain, the Edenville Dam failed and flood waters rushed south, ravaging the landscapre in its path. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP)
7 Projects to Get Excited About in Gov. Whitmer’s Proposed Budget for Michigan

The budget proposal comes on the wings of a large surplus. With that money, bold new programs could bring teachers to Michigan and prevent floods.

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How 3 New Bills Attack Public Education For Michigan Families

Michigan Republicans are trying to pass education bills that put public money toward private schools. Here’s why that’s unconstitutional. 

Police in riot gear dispatched to de-escalate a protest in Detroit. (Photo by Franz Knight)
Michigan Senate Approves Bill Requiring Police Training on Bias and De-escalation: ‘We Must Change This’

The Michigan Senate unanimously passed a bill to minimize the use of force just over a week after the killing of George Floyd.

Is that facemask a Confederate flag? Photo via WLNS.
The Awkward Story Of This Michigan Senator’s Confederate Flag Mask — That He Said Wasn’t One

A Republican state senator is in the spotlight for his strange attempt to justify — and later apologize for — a face mask that he said wasn't the Confederate flag. Decide for yourself.