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Attorney General Dana Nessel has withdrawn the state from two more federal lawsuits, bringing the total to 26 cases since taking office on Jan....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

Secretary of State Benson names leadership team

New Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson last week announced several top members of her executive staff. Benson, the state’s top elections chief and...

Michigan GOP looks to hit pause on Benson gerrymandering settlement

Attorneys representing Michigan GOP lawmakers are seeking to delay a pending settlement agreement in a lawsuit alleging Republican gerrymandering in several of the state’s...

Benson reflects on legacies of Richard Austin and MLK

Prior to being elected secretary of state last year, Jocelyn Benson had a long career dedicated to both civil right and voting rights. A former...

Gerrymandering suit settlement could spark political showdown for 2020

Voters may have believed they settled the issue of how to draw fairer legislative and congressional districts in Michigan when they voted for Proposal...

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