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Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne Driver, who became a statewide ambassador for Wisconsin's largest district, often forging relationships across the political divide, is leaving for a job in Michigan. Driver has been named president and CEO of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, ...
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality — along with the Department of Natural Resources and the Attorney General's Office — decided Nestle's application meets state standards and wouldn't hurt the water supply. After the state approves a monitoring plan that Nestle is required to submit, the ...

“There are few leaders who have had as much impact on Michigan's political and business scene as John Engler,” said Peter Bhatia, editor and vice president of the Free Press and freep.com. “With his background and now in his role at MSU, he's the perfect person to kick off our breakfast series.” “Lots of ...
Scott Greenlee, president of the Healthy and Productive Michigan political action committee, which is opposed to the ballot proposal, has begun doing presentations to groups across the state saying that his stance against the ballot measure has nothing to do with medical marijuana, only recreational use.
George Romney was only governor of Michigan for six years, but he was one of the most important figures in our modern political history. He was the moving ... I came to know Romney reasonably well after he retired from politics, and had several long interviews with him at his Bloomfield Hills home. I didn't ...
Current state officeholders reported more than 600 political fundraisers last year, Mauger said. His analysis of state records showed nearly half of those events were held in downtown Lansing on the day the Michigan Legislature was in session. Nessel used her campaign website to advertise a series of ...

That's a sentiment echoed by several speakers, who called on political candidates this year for governor, House and Senate offices to go beyond campaign cliches about the value of education to articulate smart, evidence-based plans for turning around public schools. Luke Wilcox, Michigan's current ...
There's nothing wrong with having principles. Not everyone does; Back in the bad old days, there was a U.S. Senator from the South who supposedly used to tell audiences, “Well, them there's my positions, and if you don't like 'em – well, I can change 'em.” That's not exactly honorable, but it did serve to get ...
What's so amazing about our political system is that the solutions to some issues are not only clear, they clearly have overwhelming public approval ... About the author: Former newspaper publisher and University of Michigan Regent Phil Power is a longtime observer of Michigan politics and economics.
Timmer countered that Michigan's political process already requires the districts to be drawn to reflect population and existing political boundaries – and the proposed reform could have the opposite intended effect. “We're going to find that there's more politics, more bare-knuckles politics, involved in the ...
What also isn't helping Republicans is Trump's low approval rating that Real Clear Politics says currently averages 41 percent nationwide and was 39.5 percent among likely Michigan voters in a January survey by Lansing-based Glengariff Group. “What we're seeing is that Democrats and independents ...
Betsy DeVos appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday for an interview with Lesley Stahl that went very poorly on a number of fronts, continuing the pattern established during her disastrous confirmation hearings. Unlike a normal Cabinet member, DeVos has no experience in politics or public service.
The University of Michigan will have Charles Woodson as the speaker at the spring commencement ceremony this year. Buy this ... Sarkar noted the significance of the University's pick in the context of recent attention to professional athletes' platform on political issues, which some have said is undeserved.
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Demas bought "Inside Michigan Politics" in 2013 from Bill Ballenger, a longtime state political observer and former lawmaker who founded the publication in 1987. "IMP" cut ties with Ballenger in 2016 after he downplayed the scope of the lead crisis in Flint's drinking water during a televised roundtable.
“We were both frustrated with how politics were continuing to run and the low engagement levels by young voters,” said Zackariah Farah, a senior and one of the organizers of the debate that featured Democratic candidates Abdul El-Sayed, Shri Thanedar and Bill Cobbs. Michael Goldman Brown Jr., ...
Nassar's serial molestation of hundreds of young female patients, including some who tried in vain to raise concerns with adults, is provoking calls to expand and toughen Michigan's law that mandates certain people to report suspected child abuse to authorities. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) The Associated ...

Debbie Dingell sat with Cain to talk about statewide races in Michigan in 2018 including the governor's race, U.S. Senate as Debbie Stabenow is up for re-election. Dingell, who predicted Trump would win a year before the election on an earlier edition of “Michigan Matters,” wasn't sure about Stabenow's ...
“Michigan Divided,” a documentary by Bridge Magazine and The Center for Michigan, follows six families through a tumultuous year of politics to see if they can find common ground. “It's like they're gangs…like we're the Crips and they're the Bloods,” a frustrated Flint native Marlando Wade says about the ...
LANSING, MI — If you needed another illustration of how bad term limits have been for Michigan, you got it last week. Lawmakers of both parties voted — nearly unanimously — to first, abolish “driver's responsibility fees,” and then, to enact a new, $4,900 personal tax exemption, phased in over three years.
The League of Conservation Voters recently issued a blog post about what the group calls “Five bad ideas for Michigan.” Those ideas touch on a range of bills that would affect environmental rulemaking and permitting, water withdrawal by private companies and farms, state ballast water regulations that ...
Well here's a somewhat surprising finding from a recent poll on Michigan's field of candidates for governor: The outsider with the hard-to-pronounce name, Shri Thanedar, has more name recognition than both Michigan's lieutenant governor and the Democrat frontrunner. He also has the highest favorability ...
We've talked a lot about how Michigan was a bellwether state during the 2016 presidential election; a state that thought it knew what it was, only to learn that it's shifting social and economic sands made for an unreliable foundation for any political party to build. And we've learned that the things that divide ...


 

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