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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...

Peters, Stabenow snub Trump with another Senate resolution blocking border wall...

WASHINGTON — Michigan’s two Democratic U.S. senators voted again on Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the southern...

Automatic voter registration now a reality in Michigan  

Automatic voter registration has launched in Michigan. Online voter registration will be available after November 2019 elections, according to a release from Secretary of...

Susan J. Demas: What the mean-girl, media-bashing GOP Mackinac confab tells...

If you wanted evidence that, despite beltway pundits' plaintive claims, both parties are not the same, just compare the mean-girl rhetoric of the GOP...

Right-wing group says Dems support LGBTQ rights too much, officials have...

After a small group organizing a so-called “religious liberty” rally at the Michigan Capitol next month criticized some state officials as being too cozy...

Julie Cassidy: New HUD rule would make it easier to discriminate...

At a recent staff training on racial equity here at the Michigan League for Public Policy, we considered a question: If you threw a...

Last Michigan budget conference reports signed, full Legislature to vote next...

Republican-led conference committees advanced the remainder of the 2020 Fiscal Year budgets ahead toward likely votes next week in the full chambers, where they...

Trump labor secretary pick Scalia questioned gay rights in 1985 article

WASHINGTON — When Eugene Scalia was a fourth-year English major at the University of Virginia in 1985, he penned an article for the student...

Susan J. Demas: Knowing what you don’t know is one of...

Last week marked the 18th anniversary of 9/11. I will never forget listening to a couple Iowa hard rock DJs try and figure out...

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