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This week it seemed everywhere you looked, it was all about the money. First, a $52 million structural deficit, could taxpayers get the tab for a court-ordered judgment? Also, major issues surround the lease of Detroit’s water and sewerage system to a regional water authority. Plus, the legislature is inching toward fixing Michigan’s roads and landing a budget.Read More
We’ve been talking about the bad condition of Michigan roads for a while and now the legislature and Governor Snyder have reached a deal on how much money will be used to fix the state’s roads and bridges. However, it’s only a drop in the bucket for the total amount that’s needed.Read More
State Senator Virgil Smith faces felony charges following a shooting incident at his Detroit home involving his ex-wife. He's been removed from Senate committees and caucus duties. But is that enough? The MiWeek team discusses the limited options in the State Constitution for removing legislators.Read More
As parents cheer wildly, kids across the state are getting ready to go back to school after Labor Day. But what kind of education are they getting here in Michigan and how does it compare to other state? Tonight on MiWeek, host Christy McDonald and weekly contributors Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson devote the entire show to education. Plus, an in-depth conversation w/ State Supt. Brian WhistonRead More
As Detroit Public Schools closes out the fiscal year with a $238 million deficit, national education experts have been visiting the City at the invitation of Excellent Schools Detroit. Christy interviews ESD CEO Dan Varner about the visits and what advice the school reformers are providing for improving education in Detroit.Read More
Join Christy McDonald for a live broadcast with analysis and behind-the-scenes information from the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference. With a focus on Talent, Urban Revitalization, and Cohesion, it's three days of the most important issues facing Michigan, and the next best thing to being there!Read More
From Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit Free Press
It’s the only way to take some of the air out of the escalating politicization of the judicial branch.
With a reckless pen, Donald Trump scribbles numbers onto paper, and trashes austerity in favor of outright brutality.