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8 former lawmakers file lawsuit to slay Michigan term limits

Updated, 3:27 p.m., 11/20/19 with comments from U.S. Term Limits A lawsuit filed today in a state district court says term limits have created considerable...

Chatfield files motion to avoid testifying in Inman case

House Speaker Lee Chatfield doesn’t want to take the witness stand in the trial of state Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg), who had been indicted...

Civil rights panel names leadership team after Arbulu firing, declares education...

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) named its short-term leadership team on Monday during a meeting in Detroit. Mary Engelman, acting Michigan Department of Civil...

Priorities USA now has 3 voting lawsuits in Michigan

Priorities USA, a Washington, D.C.-based Democratic SuperPAC, has now filed three lawsuits this fall in Michigan over voting issues. As the Advance has previously reported,...

Susan J. Demas: Under Rick Snyder, poor people were always guilty...

Thousands of low-income Michiganders will soon be subjected to needlessly cruel new rules just so they can get basic health care. Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements...

Inman witness list includes Chatfield, 3 other GOP lawmakers

Indicted state Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) will stand trial for allegations he attempted to sell his vote last year beginning Dec. 3.  Included as possible...

3 AGs back Nessel in Line 5 suit

Three state attorneys general are backing Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s arguments to decommission the Line 5 oil pipeline. A judge ruled in October in...

Is DACA doomed? Supreme Court may side with Trump.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appears unlikely to salvage a former President Obama-era program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young, unauthorized...

Michigan Republicans want to quash Whitmer’s power. Here’s a roundup of...

Updated, 10:38 a.m. 11/13/19 The state budget remains somewhat paralyzed, as the main sticking point is Republicans demanding the Democratic governor surrender certain executive powers....

MSU students demand support for immigrants, sanctuary school status

Some Michigan State University students are demanding the administration declares it a sanctuary school and provide more support and resources for undocumented and Deferred...

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