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Indivisible activists fired up to fight GOP in Lame Duck

BY: - December 4, 2018

Indivisible groups, which propelled Democrats to victories in key races across Michigan last month, are now firing up to fight the GOP legislation in Lame Duck.

DeVos family gave to Mississippi U.S. Sen. Hyde-Smith

BY: - December 4, 2018

Members of West Michigan’s DeVos family, longtime stalwarts of state and national GOP causes and candidates, were among those financially supporting U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.).

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Snyder’s PFAS funding falls short, environmentalists say

BY: - December 4, 2018

Environmentalists say Gov. Rick Snyder’s requested $43 million in additional funding to tackle contamination from a suite of chemicals abbreviated as PFAS is a good start.

Economist: GOP minimum wage plan hurts low-wage workers, could halt some job losses

BY: - December 4, 2018

Last week’s push by the GOP-controlled Legislature to slow a the $12 minimum wage hike until 2030 will have a variety of economic ripple effects, according to a Purdue University economist.

Michigan cities embrace philanthropic support as state funding slides

BY: - December 4, 2018

As experts have recently questioned the sustainability of Michigan’s municipal funding structure, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor says that philanthropy could fill in some key financial gaps for communities.