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Supreme Court to hear ballot measure restriction case in March

The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday announced it will hear oral arguments next month on a 2018 Republican law that clamps down on the...

Michigan Dems vote to remove ERA obstacle

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted on Thursday to remove one barrier to adding the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution, but...

States sue to have ERA recognized as 28th amendment

Nevada, Virginia and Illinois are fighting to ensure the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) becomes the 28th Amendment to the Constitution.  Virginia voted last month to...

Bills you may have missed: Clamping down on millage renewals, banning...

During an eventful start to the year, state lawmakers are busy introducing bills they hope to see passed in 2020.  Here is this week’s Michigan...

Native American women have gone missing. Many have been murdered. Will...

WASHINGTON — Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was 22, eight months pregnant, and looking forward to her baby shower the following day when she went missing on...

Michigan Supreme Court delays private school funding case

The Michigan Supreme Court will not hear oral arguments in March on a case deciding whether the state Legislature can spend public money on...

Column: After economic and criminal justice wins, here’s what Michigan leaders...

What a difference a year makes. This time last winter, Michigan was enduring a historic cold snap. And we were coming off of a...

Stabenow, Peters vote to convict Trump, GOP Senate acquits

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has survived impeachment, but he didn’t emerge unscathed.  The U.S. Senate on Wednesday acquitted Trump on charges that he abused...

Michigan-born Romney, Amash buck conventional politics and punish Trump

Two conservative Capitol Hill lawmakers with Michigan ties voted against President Donald Trump during historic impeachment proceedings.  U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) was born in...

LaFave carries firearm into Capitol, gun is stolen days later

Just days after state Rep. Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain) toted an AR-style gun in the Capitol on the night of the Jan. 29 State...

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