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Protesters plan to shut down Baldwin immigration prison before it can...

Updated and corrected, 4:01 p.m. 10/2/19 The North Lake Correctional Facility is set to become Michigan’s first and only private, for-profit immigrant prison when it...

Susan J. Demas: Infighting, money woes could hurt 2020 progressive change...

Last year was a banner year for progressive ballot proposals in Michigan, with measures legalizing marijuana, going after gerrymandering and expanding voting rights all...

Detroit church visited by MLK, Malcolm X and Berry Gordy Jr....

A legendary Detroit church that hosted several historic events during the 1950s and 1960s has earned a National Park Service grant to assist in...
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Judge says state can’t refuse to work with anti-LGBTQ adoption agencies

Religious-based adoption agencies can once again refuse services to same-sex couples and still receive state funding after a federal court ruling Thursday. District Judge Robert...

Upton, Amash again join Dems in vote against Trump border wall...

The U.S. House on Friday again voted to stop President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to secure funding for his border wall, following a vote...

Judge strikes down key provisions of ballot petition law

Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens has struck down key parts of a GOP law that put restrictions on citizen-led ballot initiatives.  Specifically, Stephens’...

Tlaib feels a ‘sense of urgency’ on impeachment

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib is having a good week.  The freshman Detroit Democrat has been one of the most outspoken members of the...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Legislature’s budget has some bright spots, but still...

We love budgets at the Michigan League for Public Policy, both as an organization and as individuals. It is a big focus of our...

Corrected: AG opinion on ballot initiative law stands for now*

Updated and corrected on 9/27/19 to accurately reflect the stipulated order.  Judge Cynthia Stephens with the state Court of Claims on Wednesday evening signed a...

Whitmer names new Michigan Women’s Commission chief 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer named her former campaign adviser as the new executive director of the Michigan Women’s Commission. Cheryl Bergman of East Lansing previously was...

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