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Senate Dems’ voting rights push stalls in the face of GOP...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans shut down efforts to open debate on a sweeping elections reform and voting rights bill brought to the Senate...

Republican introduces bill for so-called ‘forensic audit’ of 2020 general election...

Updated, 7:20 a.m. 6/24/21, with comments from Benson After Republican activists rallied last week calling for a so-called “forensic audit” of the 2020 election results...

Bills you may have missed, from vaccine incentives to regulating meat...

Michigan residents could claim a $100 tax credit for getting a COVID-19 vaccine and driver’s licenses would be extended under bills recently introduced in...

GOP activists call for ‘forensic audit’ of Michigan 2020 presidential election

Michigan activists who believe the myth that former President Donald Trump did not lose to President Joe Biden in November 2020 delivered about 7,000...

House passes bipartisan bill for election challenger training

A GOP-sponsored bill requiring training for election challengers passed easily in the Michigan House on Thursday, a small spot of election policy bipartisanship in...

Justice Department to increase legal staff amid surge in restrictive voting...

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice announced Friday that it is doubling its enforcement attorneys who will work to protect voting rights. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s...

Dem leaders plan to investigate state ties to attack on U.S....

House and Senate Democratic leaders are calling for an investigation into Michiganders’ involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol.  On Thursday, House...

Michigan LGBTQ rights initiative challenged by group with ties to anti-gay...

A group called Citizens for Equality, Fairness and Justice filed a challenge with the Board of State Canvassers Thursday against the Fair and Equal...

Michigan’s AG marks LGBTQ Pride Month with irreverent email

In a fundraising email Wednesday, Attorney General Dana Nessel reminded her supporters that she is gay right in the subject line. “ I’m gay,” wrote...

Senate Elections Committee passes voter restriction bills 

The Michigan Senate Elections Committee voted on three bills Wednesday that could reform voting procedures to mandate photo identification being presented when applying for...

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