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Court intervention bill pops, undermining new Dem AG’s power

Updated, 5:30 a.m. Dec. 21 In a matter of minutes, Michigan Senate Republicans Thursday afternoon approved a bill that cinches the power of Democratic Attorney...

Snyder signs deer sterilization bill

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation that would bar municipalities besides Ann Arbor from sterilizing deer for more than three years. The Republican governor gave...

Whitmer: Voters elected me to have the same powers as first...

The Republican “power grab” bills that have been on the national radar are an example of “ugliness and foolishness” during Lame Duck sessions, Gov.-elect...

Dems drop dramatic ‘dark money’ quotes

On Tuesday, the Michigan Advance covered the House vote on a so-called “dark money” bill that would shield nonprofits that influence our elections from...

Senate panel advances bill limiting ballot petitions over loud objections

A Michigan Senate panel on Wednesday afternoon OK’d a bill that would vastly limit the ability of Michigan citizens to get proposals on the...

Redistricting commission looks to dodge Lame Duck bullet

A bill that would put additional requirements on an independent citizen redistricting commission outlined in Proposal 2 is another Lame Duck casualty. Senate Bill...

Recreational pot escapes Lame Duck unscathed, but advocates still uneasy

Republican Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof’s plan to scale back the state’s newly minted recreational marijuana law is dead — and it never really...

GOP appears to kill secretary of state bill, other ‘power grab’...

The Republican Lame Duck bill designed to remove power from Democratic Secretary of State-elect Jocelyn Benson, which generated harsh criticism as a “power grab”...

‘Dark money’ bill heads to Snyder, who shut down NERD Fund...

Legislation shielding the personal information of donors to nonprofits, including political groups, is heading to the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder, who has had...

Chang talks pink wave and Lame Duck, stays mum on Scott

Last week was a long one in Lansing. As the two-year session ends, legislative Republicans have fired off dozens of bills, some of which...

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