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Elder to lead Legislative Labor Caucus

Beginning next year, the Michigan Legislature will have its first group geared toward working people, whether organized or not, in decades. Chaired by state...

Some Lame Duck bills now likely dead after missing key deadline

The Michigan Legislature is on track to make the 2018 Lame Duck period the busiest in the body’s history, taking up legislation on issues...

Updated: House looks to take up no-fault overhaul this week in...

Updated, 5:38 p.m. Amid the flurry of Lame Duck legislation this year, a plan is circulating in the state House to overhaul Michigan’s no-fault auto...

Dems taking stock after last week’s loss on wage, sick time...

Last week’s decision by Gov. Rick Snyder to sign legislation gutting citizen initiatives to raise the minimum wage and mandate paid sick time in...

Snyder signs neutered minimum wage, sick time bills

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed GOP legislation that drastically scaled back a minimum wage increase and guaranteed paid sick time from measures the GOP-controlled...

GM closures cause concern, but Michigan economy still looks strong for...

Uncertainty over the closure of multiple General Motors plants aside, economists continue to have a favorable view of the West Michigan, state and national...

Updated: Union recertification bill is dead

Updated, 10:20 p.m. The Michigan Senate adjourned tonight without taking up a bill that would have thrown up more hurdles for unions. A Senate GOP...

Whitmer talks roads, Asian carp with Trump at White House meeting

At the White House today, Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer naturally took the opportunity to talk with President Trump about “fixing the damn roads,” but she...

Progressive protestors push back against Lame Duck

Scores of citizens from across the state rallied this chilly afternoon on the state Capitol grounds in Lansing to raise their voices against a host...

Meekhof pushes bill requiring regular union certification

A bill targeting Michigan’s public sector unions could come up for a vote this week during the frantic year-end Lame Duck session of the...

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