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GOP leaders plan big budget cuts, don’t say if they’ve asked...

The state budget is facing a massive shortfall caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with estimates of a roughly $7 billion revenue hit over the...

GOP lawmakers file lawsuit to gut Whitmer’s emergency powers

Michigan GOP leaders on Wednesday announced they filed a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in an effort to curb her executive powers during...

As promised, Whitmer vetoes GOP bill cutting her emergency powers

As she said she would, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill that would have limited her power to extend the state of emergency and...

Shirkey turns to ballot measure before courts to limit Whitmer’s powers

In an apparent reversal of course, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) has at least temporarily stepped back from the idea of a lawsuit...

National Guard to test 7,500 U.P. prisoners for COVID-19 by Saturday

Starting Monday, the Michigan National Guard is stepping in to help the Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) test inmates for COVID-10 at all six...

Susan J. Demas: Trump told us to drink bleach. Whitmer has...

Last week, President Donald Trump told people that drinking disinfectants could fight off COVID-19. There wasn't a peep from Michigan Republican leaders that this...

State plans to reunite foster kids with parents during pandemic

State agencies are partnering up to transfer children in foster care to permanent homes due to health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. More than...

Michigan reports more than 39K COVID-19 cases, 3,500 deaths

There are now 39,262 positive cases of COVID-19 in Michigan as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, although state officials believe the actual number of cases...

Nessel, AGs call on EPA to strengthen PFAS rules

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined 17 other attorneys general in urging a federal agency to strengthen rules pertaining to per- and polyfluoroalkyl...

U.S. Supreme Court tosses gun case as Kavanaugh urges future debate

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday avoided issuing a landmark Second Amendment ruling in a closely watched gun rights case, but set...

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