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Ojeda is looking for ‘Real Democrats’ in Michigan — and across...

Richard Ojeda is angry. Actually, he’s “pissed off,” and he thinks you should be, too. The retired Army major and former West Virginia state...
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Sen. Ed McBroom talk to reporters after rejecting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive order, Feb. 14, 2019

Shirkey ‘reviewing options’ after AG’s Line 5 opinion

Updated, 8:42 p.m., with Chatfield's comments Republican leaders are considering their options — and some are vowing action — as Michigan’s attorney general and governor...

Nessel finds Lame Duck pipeline authority law unconstitutional

Updated, 8:38 p.m. with Enbridge's comments. A law that created a new political body allowing Enbridge to go forward with plans to build a pipeline...

Brisbo to lead new Marijuana Regulatory Agency

The state official who led Michigan’s medical marijuana division will new head the state’s new Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA). Andrew Brisbo will direct the agency...

Lansing smokestacks ‘iconic,’ but city moves to cleaner power

Updated and corrected, 9:10 p.m. 3/29/19. Lansing’s famous smokestacks may have become an enduring part of the city’s legacy and branding, but they are fated...

4 business groups endorse Whitmer’s post-high school training programs

Michigan’s leading business groups are again throwing their support behind some of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposals. In a joint statement on Thursday, the...

Affordable housing initiatives ramp up in Michigan amid shortage

As housing costs rise across the state, there are efforts to help underway in the second-largest city in Michigan. The Grand Rapids City Commission...
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at the Fiscal Year 2020 budget presentation

Whitmer calls for MCCA audit as group announces insurance fee hike

Updated, 8:55 p.m. As lawmakers in Lansing have vowed, once again, to reform the state’s high auto insurance rates, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered an...

AG, high court could still weigh minimum wage, sick leave laws

Attorney General Dana Nessel and the state’s highest court could still weigh whether Lame Duck laws that dramatically scaled back ballot proposals regarding paid...

Senate GOP launches website on lowering auto insurance rates

Michigan Senate Republicans are continuing their quest to lower auto insurance rates in the state and they’re calling on citizens to share their stories...

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