Author: Melissa Mason

Majoring in political science and minoring in sociology at University of Michigan-Dearborn, Melissa thought interning at a radio station would be unique. Since her internship, she's joined the staff and has had tremendous impact. She researches for WDET's Detroit By The Numbers series, creates infographics and works on Detroit Today programming. Her future plans include a master’s degree, maybe in public administration. In between her academics, volunteerism and WDET work, she takes care of four kids, a husband and a dog. She’s a fan of craft beer and Detroit.

Detroit Casinos’ Monthly Revenue Rises in May

Detroit’s three casinos' combined May revenue of $124.6 million was up 4 percent from the same month a year ago, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board. Casino taxes are the city’s third largest source of revenue behind income taxes and state revenue sharing. Here's more on what casino revenue -- and potentially sports gambling..

Detroit Casinos Report Highest Ever Monthly Revenue

Detroit’s three casinos' combined March revenue of $138.6 million is the highest since they opened in 1999 and 2000, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board. Casino taxes are the city’s third largest source of revenue behind income taxes and state revenue sharing. The three casinos reported paying $16.5 million in wagering taxes and development agreement..

Got Pothole Problems?

Temperatures have been fluctuating wildly this winter. One day it’s 4 degrees, two days later it's 40. That's perfect weather for potholes to form. But fear not drivers, this doesn't necessarily mean your tires are doomed. Here’s a look at ways residents, cities and engineers are combating those pesky road craters.   WDET/Laura Herberg The..

Gov. Snyder’s Last State of the State

If history is any guide, in his final State of the State speech next week Gov. Snyder will thank a lot of officials and military members, tout businesses, mention education, and talk a little infrastructure.  Here's an archive of transcripts of his speeches if you want to do some more research. You can tune in..

Detroit Casino Revenue Increases in 2017

Detroit’s three casinos' combined 2017 revenue of $1.4 billion was up 1.1 percent from 2016, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board. Casino taxes are the city’s third largest source of revenue behind income taxes and state revenue sharing. The three casinos reported paying $177 million in wagering taxes and development agreement payments to the..