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Benson expects SCOTUS to rule on Michigan gerrymandering case

Updated, 8:12 a.m. 6/5/19 A federal court handed Democrats a big victory in April by ruling that the GOP rigged legislative maps to “historic proportions,”...

Whitmer, LGBTQ caucus make big push to win GOP support for...

Updated 2:56 p.m., 4:57 p.m. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appeared alongside members of the Legislature’s LGBTQ Caucus in her office at the Capitol Tuesday to announce...

Whitmer: Still no interest in VP, why she’s met with female...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer first said last year in an interview with the Advance that she wasn't interested in being on the presidential ticket. That was...

Chasten Buttigieg to fundraise in Michigan

The husband of presidential hopeful and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Chasten Buttigieg, is coming back to Michigan for a private June 13 fundraiser,...

Whitmer talks workers’ rights, as GOP Legislature shows no sign of...

Before last year’s manic Lame Duck period which saw a number of socially conservative and GOP power grab bills fly to then-Gov. Rick Snyder’s...

Shirkey pushes ‘22 ballot initiative terminating term limits

Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) said Thursday that he wants to reform term limits — once they force him out of office...

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...
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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...

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