Read it on Reddit

I wrote this week about a bill that would let businesses pay Michigan workers 20 and younger less than minimum wage, and it rocketed to the front page of Reddit.     It’s interesting to watch a routine public policy story go viral. This is, at its base, a story about the sausage being made. It’s[…]

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Transition, elections & a new beat

In late July I left MIRS for MLive, and transitioned beats from purely Senate coverage to Capitol/Business reporting. Here’s my fancy announcing-I’m-joining story. The new beat means I cover business-related policy going through the legislature as well as statewide business trends, some local business development and issues like incentive policy and talent. Some of my[…]

My Senate Switch

After two years of covering the administration and public policy for MIRS, I’ve officially taken over the Senate beat. While I’ll miss some of the leeway to spend a lot of time on enterprise stories and delving into public policy, there are a few things I can tell I’m already going to love about the[…]