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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...

Snyder says he’ll sign Line 5 bill, but stays mum on...

Gov. Rick Snyder said today that he plans to sign Enbridge Line 5 legislation, but will not necessarily go along with all GOP-sponsored Lame...

Updated: Economic development leaders urge Whitmer to stay the course

Updated: 12/12 at 11:15 As Michigan’s next governor prepares to take office next month, Gretchen Whitmer has met with leaders about keeping the economy moving...

Legislature again tries to bar Michigan regulations from exceeding federal standards

A bill prohibiting state regulations from being more stringent than those in federal law is now on the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder, who...

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...

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