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Trump-backed short-term health plans introduced, but not supposed to move in...

A GOP bill introduced last week in the Michigan Senate takes aim at Obamacare, loosening regulations for short-term health insurance plans. But its future...

Educators converging on Lansing to protest Lame Duck bills this week

Marcus Walton said he didn’t knock doors this summer and fall to elect Democrats, only to have Republicans shove through an aggressive Lame Duck...

Clinton torches Michigan GOP for ‘dangerous’ moves limiting new Dem leaders’...

Updated, 10:49 p.m. Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, has weighed in on Lame Duck legislative sessions in Michigan and Wisconsin. In a series of...

GOP bills aimed at public sector unions moving through Legislature

Two GOP bills aimed at public sector union employees in Michigan passed out of a House committee hearing this morning.

Democrats’ strategy on minimum wage and sick time initiatives backfires

Michigan Democrats who voted in September to OK minimum wage and sick leave ballot initiatives were counting on Republicans honoring the long-standing precedent not to fiddle with measures after passage.

Unions fight GOP effort to seize power over schools

As the frenzied-pace Lame Duck session continues, state GOP lawmakers are looking to maximize their power and influence over schools before Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is sworn in. But teacher unions are fighting back.

Former lawmaker leading economic opportunity nonprofit slams GOP-led Lame Duck assault

A former longtime state lawmaker who now leads a nonprofit policy institute focused on economic opportunity is dismayed by the frenetic Lame Duck session.

‘I’m insulted’: Service industry worker berates Michigan lawmakers over minimum wage,...

Longtime service industry worker Tracy Pease told House members on Tuesday morning that she was “insulted” by GOP maneuvering to override citizens who supported...

New bill could trash part of Milliken’s environmental legacy

The “bottle bill” was a key part of GOP former Gov. William Milliken’s environmental legacy.

Trump report: Rising temps could hurt Michigan farmers, Great Lakes

A new report from the Trump administration says rising temperatures over the next century will pose serious consequences for the United States and the world.

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