Flint Mayor Karen Weaver's recommendation that her city remain with the Great Lakes Water Authority rather than switching once again to a new drinking water source is the best choice for a city that needs both stability and trust in the safety of its water.
We need our state legislators to end the uncertainty and pass into law a fair and equitable tax policy that closes a major loophole allowing so-called "big box" stores to drastically reduce their property tax burden.
It would be satisfying to imagine Fox News found its conscience Wednesday, firing Bill O’Reilly because sexual harassment was intolerable in that workplace.
Paying for the privilege of enjoying certain amenities has become a way of life, and it’s not a new concept.
America's younger generation is staggering under student debt loads that will alter the way they participate in traditional American society as they age. Total student debt now stands at $1.4 trillion, more than outstanding vehicle loans and credit card obligations, and second only to mortgages.
A lot of money is now flowing into Flint to replace the city's lead-leaching water lines. The dollars should also come with a fierce watchdog.
Online charters already perform OK for much less money, says Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
Although it will likely cost him something politically, we believe the decision Marquette County Prosecutor Matt Wiese made recently to not authorize criminal warrants in connection to what turned out to be a countywide teenage sexting investigation was the right one.
Michigan motorists might be surprised to learn that Lansing has been working to keep down their auto insurance premiums. Using an essentially secret tax on their auto insurance policies, state officials claim they are saving the average motorist about $77 in higher premiums.
In Ingham County, 77 cases dismissed because of damaged or mishandled evidence at the sheriff's office is cause for concern — the department's failure to report the issue sooner even more so. This is unacceptable.
Wayne State University started hearings (late last month) to revoke the tenure of five professors who are "grossly under-performing" and "not doing anything," in the words of WSU President M. Roy Wilson.
Members of the Michigan House of Representatives served it up to their counterparts in the state Senate earlier this month. It should have been a slam dunk, or a home run, or whatever other sports analogy you want to use.
It may be difficult for animal lovers to comprehend that feeding wildlife on public land is more than unlawful. It’s just downright wrong.
When it comes to closing a skills gap in the available workforce — a growing problem in recent years — there is no instant solution, but local officials are making the necessary investments and signs point to a shift that will help meet the demand into the future.
Occupational licensing laws in Michigan reduce jobs, hurt low-income workers, increase crime, inflate consumer prices and waste millions of state dollars, new data shows.