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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...

On this day: 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...

GOP clamps down on ballot proposals after progressive victories Nov. 6

Updated, 6:36 a.m. Dec. 21 Legislation that would make it more difficult to gather signatures for ballot proposals is headed Gov. Rick Snyder’s way. It...

Bill naming part of M-10 for Detroit educator awaits Snyder’s pen

A bill that would rename a portion of the John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10) in Detroit after legendary educator Violet T. Lewis overwhelmingly cleared...

GOP tightens up same-day voter registration outlined in Proposal 3

GOP Gov. Rick Snyder will have to decide whether to sign off on legislation that makes changes to a voting-rights proposal passed last month....

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...

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