There’s widespread belief that divided government is positive for the country because it nudges the parties to compromise. “Bipartisanship,” they used to call it.
The state should adopt a results-based approach to bail.
The Michigan Shore Railroad is heading down the wrong tracks with the timing of a grade crossing project near Grand Haven High School.
Nearly all state and local judges across the country have to run for election. Federal judges are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Why the difference?
A group of bipartisan legislators recently introduced bills to reform the state of Michigan's cash bail system. The legislation focuses on changing a system that costs taxpayers millions of dollars while low-income defendants await trial.
Michigan voters will decide three statewide ballot proposals on Nov. 6. Each would make substantive policy changes by referendum, a practice that hasn't always served the state well.
Perhaps there needs to be some constitutional amendment that requires ballot proposals to be written so the average voter can more easily understand what he or she is voting for, or against.
The state of Michigan took several proactive steps last week to address the safety of its water — and waterways. In a state so dependent on the Great Lakes, this is especially important.
The Citizens Research Council does not take positions on ballot issues, but it does warn that Proposal 1 will not be without costs.
The #MeToo movement needs the equivalent of due process in credibly identifying predatory men. Without it, the movement will be dogged by questions about motives.
On Tuesday, Spring Lake Village planners took less than an hour to approve the site plan and a special use permit for the Kim Van Kampen plans to move on to the next level.
The state's Talent and Economic Development Department is leading the Choose Michigan effort. Think of it as a Pure Michigan campaign to attract job seekers.
The public's right to walk on Michigan beaches, despite various court rulings through the decades, remains a bit unsettled in some people's perceptions.
It took the Michigan Legislature years to fashion the state's current approach to teacher evaluations. The framework was a bipartisan effort, and highly incorporated the input of experts in the teaching field.
Job seekers with criminal pasts got welcome news earlier this month when Gov. Snyder issued a directive to remove the question of a criminal record from initial screenings for state jobs.