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Gerrymandering fights aren’t over, as states ready remedies

WASHINGTON — Battles over partisan gerrymandering are poised to shift to the states in the wake of a major U.S. Supreme Court decision issued...

Michigan gerrymandering challenge dies with U.S. Supreme Court ruling

WASHINGTON — In a blockbuster opinion issued by the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, a 5-4 majority ruled that it’s not their place to...

Whitmer signs $29M in additional spending for Census, clergy probe

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill Monday authorizing almost $30 million in supplemental spending for Michigan this current fiscal year. Senate Bill 150, sponsored by...

Gov. files brief opposing Legislature’s 2018 move to ‘adopt and amend’...

Updated, 8:16 p.m. with brief from Democratic legislators Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office filed a brief today opposing the “adopt and amend” maneuver the GOP-led Legislature...

New: Nessel joins AGs urging U.S. Senate to take up election...

The U.S. Senate must act to protect the 2020 elections from interference, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and attorneys general from 21 states said...

Whitmer establishes census committee to ensure accurate count

With questions looming about the 2020 Census, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at making sure Michigan has a “complete count.”...

Whitmer asked at 19th Amendment event if ‘angry women’ will decide...

A ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote went slightly off-the-rails when a local TV reporter asked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer if...

State panel wrestles with ballot initiative uncertainty

A state panel that approves citizen petition drive language mulled the idea Monday of adding a large disclaimer to guidelines for ballot circulators that...

Proposal 3 got teens to polls, Kushner clashes with Ronna McDaniel...

Proposal 3 may have snagged the least attention of ballot measures last year (the other two legalized pot and went after gerrymandering), but its...

SOS moves to resolve voting lawsuit, GOP plans suit to salvage...

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said on Wednesday that her office is launching initiatives aimed at resolving a 2018 voting rights lawsuit, an announcement...

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