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Michigan lawmakers lead bipartisan group protesting Iraqi deportations

Updated 4:18 p.m. A group of lawmakers led by Michigan’s U.S. Reps. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and John Moolenaar (R-Midland) called on the President Donald...
Michigan's Supreme Court

Michigan Supreme Court to hear sick leave, minimum wage case

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments in a case that could determine whether Republican lawmakers violated the state Constitution in...
Attorney General Dana Nessel

Nessel has received violent, anti-Semitic threats over Catholic Church investigation

Updated 11:15 a.m. Attorney General Dana Nessel has continued the investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church started by her predecessor, Republican Bill Schuette. However,...
Demonstrators in Flint, MI in 2016

Judge allows Flint water class-action lawsuit to proceed, adds Snyder back...

A federal judge issued a court order Monday allowing a class-action lawsuit over the Flint water crisis to proceed and reinstated former Gov. Rick...
Chatfield and Shirkey

Court battle looms after Whitmer, Nessel stall Enbridge pipeline

Top state officials may end up in court over their efforts to halt Canadian energy company’s plans to build a new buried pipeline beneath...
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Sen. Ed McBroom talk to reporters after rejecting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive order, Feb. 14, 2019

Shirkey ‘reviewing options’ after AG’s Line 5 opinion

Updated, 8:42 p.m., with Chatfield's comments Republican leaders are considering their options — and some are vowing action — as Michigan’s attorney general and governor...

Nessel finds Lame Duck pipeline authority law unconstitutional

Updated, 8:38 p.m. with Enbridge's comments. A law that created a new political body allowing Enbridge to go forward with plans to build a pipeline...

Trump rallies in Grand Rapids today. Research shows counties with 2016...

President Donald Trump is gearing up for a 2020 campaign rally in Grand Rapids on Thursday. Michigan is the key to his re-election, as...

Nessel: Trump is a ‘huge factor’ in hate crimes rising in...

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has earned blowback from some right-wing critics over her new hate crimes unit, so they’re really going to love...

Peter Ruark: It’s time to eliminate ‘debtor’s jail’ and pass bail...

The Michigan League for Public Policy first began in 1912 as the Michigan Conference of Charities and Corrections. Led by social workers, the Conference...

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