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Whitmer announces last appointments before inauguration

Incoming Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced her final round of appointments to state-level agencies. Clare Liening, a spokeswoman for the Whitmer transition, told...

Snyder vetoes ‘baby box’, downtown development bills

Updated 12/28/18 at 10:50 a.m. Gov. Rick Snyder today vetoed 11 bills, including GOP-sponsored legislation that would have permitted altering downtown development areas and allowed...

Snyder signs almost 50 more bills into law

As term-limited Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to leave office next week, he signed several dozen bills today that arrived on his desk during...

Whitmer looking at many options in Flint

Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer’s team today said she will work with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s office to continue ensuring that Flint residents have access to...

Moderate Republican vetoes Democratic-led abortion bill

It was a different time, to be sure.   On this day in 1978, Michigan Gov. William Milliken vetoed a bill to ban state-funded abortions....

Calley doesn’t rule out running for governor again

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley isn’t announcing yet what he’s doing next — and he’s also not closing the door on seeking the governor’s mansion...

Feds approve ‘Healthy Michigan’ plan with new work requirements

The federal government has approved an amended Medicaid plan in Michigan that puts in place new work requirements for coverage. In a tweet on...

Leonard touts improved mental health access in farewell speech

During a marathon session Thursday night, outgoing state House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) delivered his farewell speech, touting improved mental health care access and...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Bipartisan compromise on Farm Bill yields big results...

Staff for the Michigan League for Public Policy, a Lansing-based organization advocating for health, racial equity and economic security issues, contribute a biweekly column...

GOP memo: Latest no-fault plan won’t guarantee lower rates

The latest version of draft legislation to overhaul the state’s auto no-fault law scraps mandated insurance rate reductions. That’s despite allowing tiered plans that...

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