Democrats say too much money is spent on prisons. Republicans, prosecutors say bills to allow inmates to petition for lighter sentences, earn credits for early release could free ‘dangerous criminals.’
Michigan leads the nation in potatoes produced for potato chips, but a deadly disease is killing up to half of potato farmers’ yield. MSU researchers are working on an environmentally safe treatment to slow disease spread.
At the Mackinac Policy Conference next week, Gretchen Whitmer will announce a commission to develop policy recommendations to jump-start population growth, reimagine road funding and improve public education.
On what promises to be a sunny and warm-ish holiday weekend, waters on the Great Lakes will look inviting. They aren’t. Temperatures will mostly hover in the 40s, well below the 70 degree threshold for comfort.
What does it take to keep a Michigan teacher in the classroom? In a time of teacher shortages, Teach for America Detroit is partnering with six districts to pay teachers up to $35K in bonuses for training.
Ohio's capital has been a Midwest leader for 50 years, and projections call for ongoing growth through 2050. Detroit and many other Michigan metros are on a different path. Here’s how Columbus is doing it.