18 October 2016
The RTA plan isn’t perfect, but it may be our last, best chance for moving our region forward.
4 October 2016
Fighting the tide of media cutbacks, Bridge journalism provides insight into the events of the day and a sense of community togetherness
27 September 2016
Here’s hoping the Senate won’t weasel out of a bill that makes lawmakers subject to the open records law. Lansing must also keep the rigorous M-STEP test, Michigan’s best bet for accurately gauging our students’ success.
13 September 2016
Students today are being asked to assume debt levels that are far higher than they were before Lansing started cutting back on support for higher ed
6 September 2016
As the state continues to starve Michigan cities of needed revenue, two civic-minded philanthropists are working to ease the financial burden on their beloved Kalamazoo.
19 July 2016
A very big reason Michigan students are falling behind is the very structure of our education system blurs responsibility and eliminates accountability.
12 July 2016
History teaches that when political leaders are tone deaf, frustrated and aroused citizens often take things into their own hands.
28 June 2016
Reflecting on the special glories of a Michigan summer holiday.
14 June 2016
Bridge Magazine’s new book on the Flint water crisis, “Poison on Tap,” reminds readers what can happen when our institutions start breaking down.
7 June 2016
It’s time for leaders in the legislature to put aside short-term skirmishes that produce momentary headlines and focus on longer-term imperatives that will leave a lasting mark.
24 May 2016
State policies over many decades are choking off revenue to cities across the state. Is Michigan willing to change?
17 May 2016
Acceleration of events imposes dimly perceived but very important changes in the way we think.
3 May 2016
On a trip overseas, the perils of international free-trade agreements appear in China, and the wonders of a strong infrastructure unfold at 200-mph in Japan.
12 April 2016
This year, The Center for Michigan’s public outreach campaign focuses on how to restore public confidence in government. Signing up for our local Community Conversations allows you to be part of the solution.
5 April 2016
All it takes is an inattentive or bored citizenry to set the stage for the decline of the republic.
29 March 2016
If the experience in Flint teaches anything, it’s that when lots of local people complain loudly and persistently about things going wrong, usually there is something going wrong.
22 March 2016
I’ve been traveling around the state recently, speaking to various community groups and service clubs. As usual, when I get in a room with Michiganders, I learn a ton by asking questions: How many are satisfied with the present state of politics […]
1 March 2016
We are witnessing the slow deterioration of a political system that is showing itself incapable of governing our country effectively.