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Latino Legislative Caucus announces leadership

State Reps. Alex Garza (D-Taylor) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) will lead the Michigan Latino Legislative Latino Caucus this session. “I am honored to lead the...

Why did 23 House Republicans vote against anti-discrimination resolution?

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House overwhelmingly adopted an anti-bigotry resolution this week, with 23 Republicans voting against the measure. The resolution, whose lead author...

All Michigan House members vote for measure against anti-Semitism, bigotry

All 14 members of Michigan's U.S. House delegation on Thursday voted for a resolution decrying anti-Semitism, racism and anti-Muslim bigotry. House Resolution 183 originally was...

On this Day in 1857: Cass becomes U.S. Secretary of State

Lewis Cass of Michigan on March 6, 1857, became U.S. Secretary of State. Cass previously served as Michigan territorial governor from 1813 to 1831. He...

On this day in 1968: Young becomes Senate Dems’ first Black...

Michigan Senate Democrats on March 5, 1968, selected Coleman A. Young of Detroit as their floor leader. The 49-year-old Young replaced Sandy Levin, who...

‘Sanctuary cities,’ lobbyist ‘revolving door’ among 400+ new bills in Michigan...

Just two months into their term, members of the 100th Michigan Legislature have already introduced more than 400 bills, including those that seek to...

On this day in 1999: Pioneering African-American female judge honored

The Michigan House of Representatives on March 2, 1999, adopted a resolution honoring Claudia House Morcom, one of the state's leading lawyers and retired...

After being snubbed by Trump, will James run for Senate again?

John James, a rising GOP star who lost to U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) last year, stayed mum about his political future while appearing...

Lawrence ‘insulted’ at GOP congressman claiming Trump isn’t racist since he...

The U.S. House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday was as circus-like as you'd expect with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, taking the...

Michigan Civil Rights Dept. to start hate, bias database

Spurred, in part, by the October 2018 killing of 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the state Department of Civil...

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