Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press

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Detroit Free Press

Lansing, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Paul:

Impasse over state budget may drag on until December

The development comes as affected groups are becoming more vocal about funds that were cut from a wide range of programs, through governor vetoes. → Read More

Black Michigan prison officer: I was demoted after reporting co-worker's use of 'N' word

The allegations of discrimination and retaliation fit a familiar pattern in lawsuits and civil service actions involving the Corrections Department. → Read More

Court: State law that allows Line 5 tunnel construction is constitutional

The ruling overturns an opinion by Attorney General Dana Nessel and is also a setback for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. → Read More

Police: Michigan corrections officers found in home died from gunshot wounds

No suspects are sought in connection with the incident, a police spokesman said. But he would not confirm the incident was a murder-suicide. → Read More

2 Michigan prison officers found dead in home near Kingsley

The two women were officers at the Oaks Correctional Facility near Manistee. Both spent most of their careers at Pugsley Correctional Facility. → Read More

GOP targets maneuver that let Whitmer alter Michigan budget

Gov. Whitmer's vetoes of a wide range of programs are prompting GOP calls for curbing her powers → Read More

Former Michigan Governor William Milliken dies at 97

Milliken was the longest-serving governor in Michigan history, having been in office for a record 14 years → Read More

Michigan prisoners to get certified kosher meals under settlement

Legal settlement with Michigan Department of Corrections means about 200 prisoners in the state who are Jewish will get kosher-certified meals. → Read More

Lights turn green for traffic signal company that hired MDOT director

MDOT changes its specs to allow the purchase of Econolite traffic signal controllers, shortly before the company hired the outgoing director. → Read More

Gay corrections officer settles lawsuit against Michigan prison agency

Former Attorney General Schuette had moved to dismiss the count alleging discrimination based on sexual orientation. The new AG withdrew that motion. → Read More

Lawsuit settled for $1.25 million in death of prisoner whose water was shut off

Prison officials allegedly shut off the water to a woman's cell as a punishment for allowing toilet water to spill on her blanket. → Read More

Mentally ill Michigan inmate died after water shut off in cell, family awarded $1.2M

"She was saturated with filth and her feet were significantly pruned from standing in her own sewage, urine and excrement," a judge wrote. → Read More

Whitmer used vetoes to chop $1B from the state budget. Now what?

For now, analysts say Whitmer will take most of the heat for$1B in vetoes. But that could change because only an act of the Legislature can reverse the cuts. → Read More

No budget breakthrough after Thursday talks between Whitmer and GOP leaders

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants Republican leaders to work on a supplemental spending plan for 2020. They say it's not a priority. → Read More

Republicans in no hurry to work with Whitmer on Michigan budget vetoes

Shirkey's comments signal there is no early end in sight to the ongoing budget fight between the governor and the Legislature. → Read More

Whitmer wants Republicans to help adjust Michigan budget

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said she wanted to work with Republican leaders to "find some common ground" on the state budget. → Read More

Official: Lobbyist who steered $50K gravel study should refund state for its cost

"The level of reliance that should, by a reasonable person, be placed on the ... report is negligible," the audit said. → Read More

Gov. Whitmer's Michigan budget vetoes: The 7 big cuts

Whitmer said she made the cuts as a way of restarting budget talks because she believes the GOP budget threatens public health and safety → Read More

Whitmer defends budget vetoes: 'I do not relish using these powers'

"I do not relish using these powers, but they were absolutely necessary, because the budgets (Republicans) sent were fatally flawed," Whitmer said. → Read More

Popular Pure Michigan campaign axed by Whitmer veto

In her budget presentation in March, Whitmer had called for a $5M cut to the popular program. The Legislature approved a $1M increase. → Read More