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Editorial: Keep tax asks off the primary ballot
Editorial: Whitmer punts on school district savings
Gov. Whitmer’s veto spiked what would have been an easy win for school districts trying to save resources for the classroom
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Editorial: Water’s not free, but help exists for Detroiters
Detroit officials should do a better job educating residents about how to access existing help with their water bills
Editorial: Whitmer not above Michigan’s reading law
For a governor to downplay a law she simply doesn’t like in such a public way is no way to govern
Editorial: Detroit secures $7M for poor defendants
Detroit was the only eligible court in the state that failed to submit a plan by the deadline last fall
Editorial: Wayne County, stop holding cars ransom
A lawsuit rightly targets Wayne County for seizing innocent people’s cars and ransoming them at high prices
Editorial: Michigan must prepare for coronavirus
The Detroit airport is one of 11 U.S. airports where passengers who have been to China in the last 14 days are being diverted for enhanced screening for coronavirus
Editorial: Primary process overdue for overhaul
Iowa and New Hampshire have for decades received an outsized amount of attention from candidates, and it’s time for a change
Editorial: Voters now hold Trump’s fate
Democrats launched the impeachment of Trump out of pure partisan motivation, seeking a guarantee that voters would not be able to return him to office
Editorial: Give lakeshore residents leeway to save homes
This bill would ease the permitting process so homeowners could combat shoreline erosion more quickly.
Editorial: Impeachment will end as expected, and as it should
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump ended as expected, on a partisan vote in the Senate against his removal from office.
Editorial: Pave now, pay later
Whitmer says she's bypassing the Legislature and issuing $3.5 billion in construction bonds to give a boost to repaving work.
Editorial: Limit license suspensions to bad drivers
Failing to pay child support has nothing to do with safe driving. But it can lead to the suspension of a driver's license in Michigan.
Editorial: Keep mentally ill out of jails
An estimated one-third of jail inmates in the state suffer from severe mental problems requiring medication
Editorial: Roadblocks ahead for Michigan school choice
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that could break down barriers to educational freedom, even in this state
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Editorial: Don’t sacrifice vote integrity for licenses
Since most residents are automatically registered to vote when they get a Michigan driver's license, this could potentially be a major issue.
Editorial: Bonding for road work has some advantages
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is apparently considering borrowing the money Michigan needs to fix its crumbling roads
Editorial: Biz development as political tool? No, thanks
Now that it appears some economic development funding is being used as a political tool, taxpayers should weigh whether the spending is justified
Editorial: Detroit’s $700K ‘parklet’ wrong priority
We don't have anything against parks or green spaces, but the city ought to focus its limited funds on real problems that residents care about
Editorial: Detroiters pay high price for government failure
This is a damning lesson the city must learn from, and the state should make sure past mistakes aren’t repeated.
Editorial: Getting it right in Iran
The world is better off without Soleimani. His killing, so far at least, is proving worth the risk
Editorial: Policies matter in growing population
If Michigan hopes to someday join the Top 10 population growth states, it must understand that policies matter, particularly tax policies
Editorial: Don’t overlook the good in 2019
Let’s set aside some of the bad that happened this past year, and focus on the positive developments that took place in 2019
Editorial: RIP to way too many in 2019
The graveyards are fuller in Michigan and our hearts are emptier as we end 2019
Editorial: Limit paid leave to federal workers
For the first time, federal workers have paid parental leave. And Republicans supported the new government expansion
Editorial: Don’t force unions on pot industry
Gov. Whitmer promised her supporters she'd fight right to work, but this is not the way to go about it
Editorial: Impeachment will change nothing
Nothing will have changed, except the political divisions triggered by Trump will be deeper and more intense leading into the 2020 election
Editorial: Michigan’s online gaming bet poses some risks
We think citizens have the right to indulge their vices, but the state should be prepared to react to unintended consequences
Editorial: Pass USMCA trade deal before year’s end
"On the whole, the USMCA should benefit an American economy that craves certainty in trade policy."
Editorial: Make Detroit’s schools work for students
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti is heading to the neighborhoods, talking with parents and residents about challenges facing the district
Editorial: Growing economy defies Washington chaos
"Don't be afraid to believe your eyes — the economic skies really are blue."
Editorial: Keep Medicaid work rules in place for now
If the requirements help encourage some able-bodied adults find work — and work themselves off government assistance — that’s a win for all involved
Editorial: Democrats trump up impeachment case
The case against Trump doesn't rise to impeachment, and his presence does not place the democracy at risk.
Editorial: Oakland County should say ‘no’ to freebies
The Board of Commissioners extended a new benefit to roughly 5,000 county employees by adding a paid holiday for workers: Election Day.
Editorial: Enjoy your turkey in spirit of civility
Of all the things President Donald Trump has been blamed for, ruining Thanksgiving is one of the most bizarre.
Editorial: Ranked-choice voting fails to boost diversity
Eastpointe has to hold another ranked-choice election in 2021. After that, the city should quit the practice and get back to democracy as usual.
Editorial: House should censure, not impeach, Trump
Unless more damning evidence is ahead, the Democrats don't have a case that will stand up in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Jacques: Free lifetime benefits? Bad idea, Warren
You’ve got to hand it to the Warren City Council. Outgoing members pulled a fast one and almost got away with it.