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‘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...

SOS forms panel to enact Proposal 3, update election procedures

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson this week announced a new Election Modernization Advisory Committee. The panel will advise her administration and the Bureau...

Benson hails start of no-reason, mail-in voting in Michigan

Michael Gordon, owner of the Great Lakes Sandwich Company, is a busy guy. “I’m the only employee. I do the dishes,” the Flint Township resident...
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GOP lawmaker appears to compare poll taxes to gun license fees

It was a fairly routine Michigan House committee hearing until a GOP lawmaker unexpectedly raised the idea of a poll tax, which hasn’t been...

Is ranked-choice voting the next election reform for Michigan?

Another big change could be coming for elections in Michigan — if the measure can get on the ballot. In 2018, Michigan voters approved sweeping...

ACLU: Ballot measure limit law unconstitutional, ‘squelches’ speech

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan says a new law restricting the ballot initiative process is unconstitutional and will result in citizens’...

Nessel pries Michigan from 2 more federal cases, bringing total to...

Attorney General Dana Nessel has withdrawn the state from two more federal lawsuits, bringing the total to 26 cases since taking office on Jan....

Princeton project unveils report on improving Michigan redistricting

As proceedings are underway in a Detroit federal courtroom to determine whether Michigan’s legislative districts are gerrymandered, a new report looks ahead to more...

AG fights anti-worker rule, removes Michigan from voting, immigration suits

Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a coalition of 25 state chief law enforcement officials in opposing the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposal...

AG to weigh in on another GOP Lame Duck law

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel “welcomes” the opinion request from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson that challenges the legality of the newly established law...

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