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Stateside: F-150 Lightning unveil; history of police misconduct; GOP plan for higher ed funding

May 19, 2021

Republican leaders in the state House and Senate are proposing substantial changes to how state higher education funding is distributed. It would mean major cuts for schools, like the University of Michigan, which have a large percentage of out-of-state students.
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Today on Stateside, the Ford F-150 Lightning marks the company's first foray into the electric truck market. What should consumers expect? Plus, a new exhibition tracks the killing of Black Detroiters by police during the height of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s. And, how a Michigan GOP plan to change higher education funding would impact state colleges and universities. 

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Will F-150 loyalists buy into the all-electric Lightning?

  • Phoebe Wall Howard is an automotive reporter at the Detroit Free Press.

Exhibit looks at police brutality in Detroit during the Civil Rights era

GOP plan would make big changes to how Michigan funds higher education

  • Chad Livengood is a senior editor with Crain’s Detroit Business.