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October 8, 2019
Whitmer veto axes $35M per-pupil increase for charter schools

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used a line-item veto to strike $35 million out of the School Aid budget that was slated to go to per-pupil increases for charter schools.

Whitmer veto axes $35M per-pupil increase for charter schools

September 23, 2019
Why is vaping so bad for teenagers?

E-cigarettes first came on the market more than a decade ago as a healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes, a way to break the smoking habit.

Why is vaping so bad for teenagers?

September 22, 2019
Vaping pervasive among Michigan high schoolers, particularly in rural areas

About 30% of Michigan 11th-graders, 20% of ninth-graders and 7% of seventh-graders used e-cigarettes in the past month, according to a 2017-18 survey of almost 130,000 teenagers.

Vaping pervasive among Michigan high schoolers, particularly in rural areas

September 21, 2019
DeVos says U.S. is close to “making education great again” at Michigan GOP conference

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says America is on the “verge of making education great again.”

DeVos says U.S. is close to “making education great again” at Michigan GOP conference

September 13, 2019
Here’s what would close, stay open if Michigan government shuts down

If lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer don’t get a budget in place by Sept. 30 state functions like road construction, state parks and Secretary of State branches will shut down, according to a memo from the state budget office.

Here’s what would close, stay open if Michigan government shuts down