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Will Michigan Republicans flip the script on gun control in Washington? 

WASHINGTON — When Congress passed landmark gun violence prevention legislation known as the Brady Bill back in 1993, three Michigan Republicans were among the...

Nessel: ‘Me Too’ home sexual assault evidence kits violate law

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Thursday warned a company that its home sexual assault evidence kits violate Michigan's Consumer Protection Act. The AG’s...

AG announces 13 payroll fraud felonies

As Michigan Democrats continue taking aim at the issue of payroll fraud, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Wednesday that her office charged 13 felonies...

State senator wants to ban private prisons

State Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) today introduced a bill to ban privately owned prisons or detention centers in Michigan.  Senate Bill 489, which isn't yet online, would prohibit the state from contracting with a...

House overwhelmingly votes in favor of non-binding Inman resignation resolution

The state House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution urging the resignation of indicted Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg), although it appears he has...

Courser pleads no contest to misdemeanor

The long legal saga of disgraced former state Rep. Todd Courser (R-Lapeer) appears to have come to an end.  Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Wednesday...

Flint Dems introduce bills extending time to prosecute emergency managers, other...

Two Flint Democrats want the statute of limitations extended for public official criminal misconduct cases. Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) and state Rep....

Amash shows libertarian leanings on guns, campaign finance

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.) garnered no shortage of liberal support following his calls for the impeachment of President Donald Trump and his...

Column: How the government can steal your stuff: 6 questions about...

Should someone wearing a badge have the power to relieve a suspected drug dealer of his Maserati on the spot without giving him an...

Grand Rapids police set guidelines for interaction with immigrants

The Grand Rapids Police Department announced Friday its new policy for interacting with non-citizens, which will forbid the department from, among other things, asking...

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