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Voters Not Politicians could challenge ballot proposal limits

Updated, 9:50 a.m., 1/9/19 A litany of legislation signed during last month’s Lame Duck session is under scrutiny as groups consider a variety of challenges....

Former LG’s next job: business lobbyist

Former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who left office on Tuesday, has already found his next line of work. Calley, a Republican who mounted an...

Gilchrist: ‘Exciting and humbling’ to be Michigan’s first African-American LG

On Jan. 1, Garlin Gilchrist II will make history when he is sworn as Michigan’s first African-American lieutenant governor. Gilchrist spoke with the Michigan Advance...

Snyder vetoes ‘baby box’, downtown development bills

Updated 12/28/18 at 10:50 a.m. Gov. Rick Snyder today vetoed 11 bills, including GOP-sponsored legislation that would have permitted altering downtown development areas and allowed...

Snyder signs almost 50 more bills into law

As term-limited Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to leave office next week, he signed several dozen bills today that arrived on his desk during...

Whitmer appoints most cabinet members, with one Snyder holdover

Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced 10 key appointments to her administration, including new directors in charge of regulating the environment, roads and state...

Incoming Michigan congressional members head to Harvard

Two newly elected Democratic members of Michigan’s congressional delegation recently shared their thoughts on an early-December trip to Harvard University that included some of...

Whitmer pledges to bring back bottled water for Flint

After the Gov. Rick Snyder administration made the call in April to stop giving out bottled water to Flint residents, his successor said she...

Missed anything in the busiest Lame Duck ever? Catch up here.

Members of the 99th Michigan Legislature made history this year, sending more than 400 pieces of legislation to Gov. Rick Snyder in the body’s...

Michigan Senate bets on internet gambling

The Michigan Senate voted Thursday night to approve a series of bills legalizing online gambling in Detroit and tribal casinos. House Bills 4926, 4927 and...

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