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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,”...

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...

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...

Voting rights, campaign finance ballot groups challenge petition law

Voting rights and campaign finance ballot groups on Thursday filed a legal complaint challenging a law that makes it more difficult for groups to...

Nessel declares Lame Duck law capping ballot signatures unconstitutional

Attorney General Dana Nessel on Wednesday declared unconstitutional key portions of a controversial law that capped the number of petition signatures that can be...

Klobuchar says women in power ‘get things done’

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke at a Michigan Democratic Party Women’s Caucus luncheon Saturday, making her case as the contender most...

Benson wants more voting access for military members

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson wants the state to take action to increase voting access for military service members. Under the plan unveiled...

Hall announces for House, would be 1st openly gay woman in...

Tracy Hall, a two-term Democratic Kalamazoo County commissioner, announced this week that she will run in 2020 for a state House seat that will...

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