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Whitmer seeks to ‘build bridges’ in inaugural address

Updated at 5:41 p.m. Members of Michigan’s newly inaugurated, all-Democratic executive branch sought to offer a conciliatory tone following a contentious Lame Duck legislative session...

Into the Snyder-verse: The guv’s Lame Duck act doesn’t save his...

What can you say about Michigan’s manic, marathon Lame Duck session except that it could have been worse? As Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to...

Gov. vetoes bill snatching Nessel’s power, signs ballot initiative limits

Snyder OKs A-F school standards, Proposal 3 tweak and state regulation restrictions It was a humdinger of an evening for term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder, who...

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...

In final days, Snyder issues LGBTQ rights executive directive

Gov. Rick Snyder, who leaves office next week, announced today he signed an executive directive instructing all state agencies and departments not to discriminate...

Angela Vasquez-Giroux: It’s time to listen to women in politics

A little over a year ago, I was the communications director tasked with submitting two video scripts to be filmed by Dana Nessel, who...

Black caucus official blasts Whitmer’s pick to head state police

A leading critic of the Michigan State Police has given Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer’s choice to head the agency a thumbs-down. Whitmer has tapped Captain Joe...

Moderate Republican vetoes Democratic-led abortion bill

It was a different time, to be sure.   On this day in 1978, Michigan Gov. William Milliken vetoed a bill to ban state-funded abortions....

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...

Whitmer: ‘Rational conclusion’ that sexism was a factor in campaign coverage

During the course of the 2018 campaign, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer was frequently asked by reporters about — and attacked by opponents for — her...

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