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Benson: No regrets on 30-minute Secretary of State office guarantee

After uncovering considerable problems at branch offices and struggling with computer problems since taking office, does Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson regret making a...

Anti-abortion group with state contract protested at Mackinac

Updated 5/30/2019, 4:55 p.m. A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit is blanketing this week’s Mackinac Policy Conference with accusations that a family planning group opposed to abortion...

Column: More Americans sue over gerrymandered state maps – but the...

Partisan gerrymandering is when a congressional or state legislative district map is drawn in a way the severely lessens the ability of one party,...

U.S. Supreme Court delays Michigan gerrymandering decision

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday that it would put a Michigan gerrymandering case on hold as it weighs other, similar cases in North...

Voting rights, campaign finance ballot groups challenge petition law

Voting rights and campaign finance ballot groups on Thursday filed a legal complaint challenging a law that makes it more difficult for groups to...

Peters grills acting DHS secretary over child deaths at border

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) pointedly questioned acting U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan Thursday morning over the state of medical...

Julie Cassidy: Too many Detroiters still struggle, despite city’s progress

Ten years after the official end of the Great Recession, many Michigan families are still struggling as rising housing prices outpace post-recession income growth....

Stabenow says Trump has difficulties with ‘strong, smart women’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said in a press conference in the Rose Garden that he told top Democrats he wouldn't strike an infrastructure...

Nessel declares Lame Duck law capping ballot signatures unconstitutional

Attorney General Dana Nessel on Wednesday declared unconstitutional key portions of a controversial law that capped the number of petition signatures that can be...

Whitmer lends support to equal pay legislation

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rallied supporters at an equal pay day event Wednesday, saying legislation must pass that bars private companies from asking women about...

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