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Whitmer seeks to ‘build bridges’ in inaugural address

Updated at 5:41 p.m. Members of Michigan’s newly inaugurated, all-Democratic executive branch sought to offer a conciliatory tone following a contentious Lame Duck legislative session...

Gov. vetoes bill snatching Nessel’s power, signs ballot initiative limits

It was a humdinger of an evening for term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder, who vetoed perhaps the most-watched legislation on his plate. That was the...

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...

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...

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....

Michigan’s manic Lame Duck session continues to mesmerize national media

Michigan’s frenetic end-of-the-year legislative session before Democrats assume all top statewide offices continues to command the attention of national outlets. Reporters from national outfits like...

North Carolina gov. who endured power grab fundraises for Whitmer

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, who knows a little bit about legislative power grabs, sent out a fundraising pitch this week for his fellow...

Michigan House approves limits to voter proposals

Late last night, the GOP-controlled Michigan House approved new rules for petition drives. Legislation would limit the number of signatures that could be collected...

Former elections chief: Campaign finance panel would deadlock

Michigan’s former top elections chief is speaking out against Republican efforts to strip campaign finance oversight from the secretary of state’s office. The state’s former...

Clinton torches Michigan GOP for ‘dangerous’ moves limiting new Dem leaders’...

Updated, 10:49 p.m. Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, has weighed in on Lame Duck legislative sessions in Michigan and Wisconsin. In a series of...

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