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Court intervention bill pops, undermining new Dem AG’s power

Updated, 5:30 a.m. Dec. 21 In a matter of minutes, Michigan Senate Republicans Thursday afternoon approved a bill that cinches the power of Democratic Attorney...

Chang talks pink wave and Lame Duck, stays mum on Scott

Last week was a long one in Lansing. As the two-year session ends, legislative Republicans have fired off dozens of bills, some of which...

Schuette and Nessel, who faced off on same-sex marriage case, haven’t...

The Lame Duck session has been marked by a partisan power struggle, with the GOP-led Legislature fighting to strip powers from newly elected Democratic...

Susan J. Demas: Snyder’s next act hinges on his Lame Duck...

Rick Snyder is a man with a plan. He always has been. That’s part of how he rose from being raised in a modest...

Michigan’s manic Lame Duck session continues to mesmerize national media

Michigan’s frenetic end-of-the-year legislative session before Democrats assume all top statewide offices continues to command the attention of national outlets. Reporters from national outfits like...

North Carolina gov. who endured power grab fundraises for Whitmer

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, who knows a little bit about legislative power grabs, sent out a fundraising pitch this week for his fellow...

Anti-abortion telemedicine legislation moves to governor’s desk

Gov. Rick Snyder has often said that he’s focused on economics, not social issues, but that hasn’t stopped his fellow Republicans from sending anti-abortion...

Michigan House approves limits to voter proposals

Late last night, the GOP-controlled Michigan House approved new rules for petition drives. Legislation would limit the number of signatures that could be collected...

Michigan Legislature passes Nassar bills

Legislation aimed at curbing future sexual abuse crimes, like those of former Michigan State University Dr. Larry Nassar, passed the Michigan Legislature last week....

Coleman A. Young sworn in as Michigan senator on this day...

On Dec. 10, 1964, Coleman A. Young was officially sworn in as a member of the Michigan Senate. During his nine-year tenure, Young, who...

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