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Editorial: New bus plan should build off today’s systems
Editorial: University board secrecy undermines public trust
A showdown at Wayne State University has brought the problems of governing boards at Michigan State University and Michigan into sharp focus.
by The Detroit News | 5 days ago
Editorial: Overriding overtime rule bad for business
"While the governor defends her action as good for working Michiganians, it could have a negative impact on Michigan businesses."
Editorial: Offer more Michigan residents a clean slate
The Michigan Senate should pass expungement reforms that would clear the records of past convictions for many Michiganians.
Editorial: WSU board standoff demands intervention
Whitmer should call in the board and try to get to the bottom of this dispute.
Editorial: DIA’s broken vow a slap in the face
The Detroit Institute of Art's attempt to renew a 10-year millage is cheap and unsavory.
Editorial: WSU board should get off Wilson’s back
"It's more to the point to ask why an academic leader as accomplished as Wilson would stay in such a toxic environment?"
Editorial: Scary Detroit scores make case for charters
"These alternative public schools aren’t perfect. But in Detroit, families have been desperate for alternatives. "
Editorial: Get ready for budding marijuana market
Given the state's poor record of handling medical marijuana licensing of businesses, the pot regulatory agency has a lot to prove.
Editorial: John Conyers was always a Detroiter
Conyers earned his place among the nation's civil rights leaders for the pioneering work he did to expand African American political influence.
Editorial: Open impeachment process to public view
If the accusations against the president are credible, let the people hear them and make their own judgments.
Editorial: Congrats to Roger Penske
The racing icon and Detroit promoter is a deserving recipient of the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Editorial: Detroit email cover-up deserves more than wrist slap
The attempted cover-up by the Duggan administration of the mayor’s special treatment of a charity is worse than the offense he is accused of committing.
Editorial: Whitmer waffles on government transparency
While making her 147 vetoes to the budget, the governor also axed a longstanding provision that protects government whistleblowers from punishment.
Editorial: Strike deal tied to energy policy
GM could well find its plans stymied by a shift in energy and emissions policies should a progressive Democrat be elected president next fall.
Howes: Flex-N-Gate boss says Detroit costs too high Daniel Howes
Finley: Let's just impeach everyone Nolan Finley
Editorial: Help more Detroiters stay in their homes
Roughly 31,000 Detroit homeowners — currently living in their homes — are behind on their taxes. A new program could help them tackle their debt.
Editorial: Don’t blindside drivers with state parks pass
"Lawmakers need to find a more honest way to fund state parks than turning what is now optional for drivers into a default tax increase."
Editorial: Protect vulnerable in budget battle
"If funding isn’t restored soon, these programs and schools will start feeling the pinch of the cuts."
Editorial: Funnel funds toward teacher training
Partnership schools all showed “modest” improvement in test scores and teacher retention, but they all struggled with human capital.
Editorial: Keep speech free on college campuses
"Ambiguous policies have the potential to violate student’s constitutional rights."
Editorial: Rashida Tlaib should wake up
"Racism can rise from a lot of different places, including from those who build their careers railing against it."
Editorial: Budget ‘mess’ is of Whitmer’s making
"Rather than negotiate, the governor retreated to her office to hurl insults at GOP lawmakers."
Editorial: Untruthful cops a drag on Detroit force
The Police Department must prioritize public interest by reforming a system in which these policemen are protected.
Editorial: Pelosi jumped gun on impeachment probe
Until the public has all the facts, and fully understands what happened and why, it is too early to pronounce judgement.
Editorial: GOP must focus on Michigan first
The Michigan Republican Party has a long, uphill fight ahead.
Editorial: Hold off on Detroit blight-fighting bonds
A new proposal to issue bonds to demolish all of the derelict structures in Detroit is premature.
Editorial: Rep. Inman should step down
Fresh from rehab, facing federal felony charges and a recall campaign, Larry Inman returned to the Michigan House this month.
Editorial: Blame strike on UAW corruption
The distrust of UAW leadership raises the real possibility that members won't ratify any contract this team brings to them.
Editorial: Don’t compromise fairness for a speedy vote count
Local clerks who manage elections are rightly worried that they will be overwhelmed by absentee ballots in the 2020 elections.
Editorial: UAW, don’t walk out
Both the automakers and the union are going through a period of instability, as well as tremendous uncertainty about the future.
Editorial: Keep what’s working in Oakland County
We met this week with interim Executive David Coulter, and our first sit-down with the former Ferndale mayor didn’t give us any cause for alarm.
Editorial: Finally, some progress for Detroit students
After years firmly entrenched as the worst urban school district in the country, DPSCD is finally making some upward progress.
Editorial: Don’t punish builders for city worker shortage
"As of June, the city has collected $6.8 million in fines from developers unable to meet the 51% benchmark."
Editorial: Michigan cities must tackle pension debt
"Michigan’s 100 largest municipalities have over $5.5 billion combined in unfunded pension liabilities."
Editorial: UAW’s Jones should stand aside
Labor Day weekend arrives with the United Auto Workers facing one of the darkest periods in its history.
Editorial: ‘Reconnect’ workers with a better future
Top business leaders in Michigan are raising the alarm over a lack of skilled workers, and they are supporting a plan from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Editorial: Let’s get this budget done
The governor's mantra is “fixing the damn roads.” That’s a fine goal, but more importantly, Michigan needs a damn budget.