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Last Michigan budget conference reports signed, full Legislature to vote next...

Republican-led conference committees advanced the remainder of the 2020 Fiscal Year budgets ahead toward likely votes next week in the full chambers, where they...

Group already organizing repeal effort of 2 anti-abortion ballot proposals

Updated, 4:30 p.m., 8/28/19 As organizers of two anti-abortion ballot initiatives are gathering signatures around the state, a new group is working to put together...

2nd Republican suit filed to stop new redistricting panel

The Michigan Republican Party has followed other leading Michigan Republicans and filed suit against Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. The suit, filed Thursday in...

SOS seeks college students for voting panel

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson this week said she's forming a Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force and is seeking 20 to 25 members. The panel...

Michigan Democratic Party teaming up with Stacey Abrams on voting rights

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams said this week that she won't be running for president next year, and instead will concentrate on protecting voting rights...

Voting rights nonprofit intervenes in anti-redistricting suit

Just weeks after a group of Republicans sued Michigan’s secretary of state in an attempt to block the state’s new independent redistricting commission, the...

GOP sues to block redistricting commission

A group of Republicans sued the Michigan Secretary of State Tuesday in an attempt to block the independent redistricting commission mandated by last year’s...

Column: After Supreme Court decision, gerrymandering fix is up to voters

In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court has ruled that partisan gerrymandering is not unconstitutional. The majority ruled that gerrymandering is outside the scope and...

Pelosi, Abrams say women, people of color are key in 2020...

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Monday stressed the importance of women and people of color...

Benson outlines redistricting commission process, stresses need for funding from Legislature

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson unveiled Thursday the application process and criteria by which the state will select its new independent redistricting commission...

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