Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press

Paul Egan

Detroit Free Press

Lansing, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Paul:

Gretchen Whitmer speaks out on Sen. Peter Lucido's comments to reporter

People in the workplace must be treated with respect, and it is the responsibility of everyone to 'call it out' when they see it, Whitmer said. → Read More

Gov. Whitmer has a new approach to Michigan's crumbling roads

Whitmer's comments suggest that her plan to fix roads will involve smaller steps after a proposed 45-cent-per-gallon fuel tax increase died last year → Read More

Election 2020: Hillary Clinton's supporters divided over which Dem to support

Relatively few Hillary Clinton supporters from 2016 are putting their money behind Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an analysis shows. → Read More

Michigan lawmaker to female reporter: High school boys could 'have a lot of fun' with you

Sen. Peter Lucido made the comments while surrounded by a group of male high school students, who then reportedly burst into laughter. → Read More

Michigan senator to female reporter: High school boys could 'have a lot of fun' with you

Sen. Peter Lucido made the comments while surrounded by a group of male high school students from De La Salle Collegiate in Warren. → Read More

State of Michigan sues 17 companies over PFAS contamination

Michigan may have as many as 11,000 sites contaminated with PFAS, a 'forever' chemical that does not degrade in the environment → Read More

Senator: MDOT's handling of gravel study was 'outright fraud'

The report of the Senate Oversight Committee said MDOT damaged the public trust and showed a lack of respect for taxpayer dollars → Read More

Inmate plunges 40 feet to his death at state prison near Jackson

Wilson, who was sent to prison for armed robbery, jumped from a 4th gallery railing in an apparent suicide, officials said. → Read More

Michigan's financial outlook a mixed bag: Here are 12 things to know

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers only just ended their wrangling over the 2020 budget, but it's almost time to set the budget for 2021 → Read More

A second term for Donald Trump? Michigan is at the center of the political universe

The most consequential election in Michigan in decades? With Trump's reelection, Senate, Congress races up for grabs, it could be. → Read More

When it comes to judging Whitmer's performance as governor, 2020 will be key

In her first year, Michigan's governor fell far short of fulfilling her campaign pledge to "fix the damn roads," but scored some other successes → Read More

Former inmate sues over officials' refusal to reverse colostomy

"Nobody wanted to be my bunkie, for sure," said former prisoner Kohchise Jackson, who is suing in federal court. → Read More

Michigan lawmaker Rebekah Warren arrested for suspected drunk driving

Rep. Rebekah Warren, 48, D-Ann Arbor, was booked into the jail about 3 a.m., according to information posted on the website of the sheriff's office. → Read More

Audit: Hundreds of local election officials in Michigan lack required training

The finding, part of a broader audit, raises questions about Michigan’s election readiness heading into November 2020. → Read More

Labor peace agreement in marijuana rules has GOP, business organizations up in arms

A proposed rule by Michigan's Marijuana Regulatory Agency would require pot businesses to sign "peace agreements" with labor to get a license to operate → Read More

Missing Detroit 12-year-old girl found, apparently safe

Brooklyn Carey was last seen getting into the passenger seat of a black vehicle outside her home on Hartwell, on Detroit's west side, at around 10 p.m. Wednesday, said her mother, Lauraetta Sheffield. → Read More

Lawsuit: Prison teachers are giving inmates answers to GED exams

Munin Kathawa lost his tutor job after officials said a teacher complained she did not feel safe around him. The teacher denies she ever said that. → 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

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

Gov. Whitmer doesn't like the GOP budget. Here are her options.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has several options in dealing with the budget sent to her by GOP lawmakers, but most of them are quite limited → Read More