Government

LSA Junior Collin Kelly, Chair of UM College Democrats, watches President Obama's farewell address in the Ford School on Tuesday.

About 50 students gathered Tuesday night inside the Ford School of Public Policy, where they ate pizza and chatted as a part of the “Pizza and President Obama’s Farewell Address” watch party organized by the University of Michigan’s chapter of College Democrats.

Betsy DeVos, U.S. Department of Education Secretary nominee, will wait one more week until she can officially be confirmed to begin her responsibilities under president-elect Donald Trump’s new administration.

On Monday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation that will streamline tuition assistance for members of the Michigan National Guard.

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Ringing in the new year brought good news for employees throughout Michigan when the state minimum wage increased by 40 cents — from $8.50 to $8.90 per hour — as a part of the Workforce Opportunity Wage

President elect Donald Trump at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on February 1st, 2016.

Two Michigan-based drill teams — the Mid America Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team and the Michigan Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team and Color Guard — along with Michigan high school bands and orchestras, will be performing in President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration parade later t

Gretchen Whitmer, former Democratic minority leader in the Michigan state senate and lecturer at the Ford School of Public Policy, announced Tuesday that she has officially filed the paperwork to run for governor of Michigan in 2018.

Local governments will no longer be able to regulate plastic bags in the state of Michigan.

Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed a bill on last week banning local governments from regulating plastic shopping bags in the state. The legislation supersedes Washtenaw County’s fee on plastic bags, the first regulation of its kind in the state.  

The Michigan state legislature wrapped up its final session of the year last Thursday, tabling many controversial issues including voter identification and union picketing laws.

The Flint Water Treatment Plant was not ready to be used when the city switched from Detroit city water to Flint River water.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Tuesday morning new charges against two former emergency managers concerning the Flint water crisis.

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All 16 of Michigan’s electoral college votes were cast in favor of President-elect Donald Trump.