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Barnes elected MDP’s first Black female chair

Lavora Barnes made history Saturday as she became the first African-American woman to lead the Michigan Democratic Party. “It’s a huge deal,” she said....

Gerrymandering case will go to trial, unless Supreme Court intervenes

After a flurry of activity in the last two weeks, a federal lawsuit alleging Republican gerrymandering in Michigan seems likely to go to trial...

Weather delays campaign finance disclosure reports

The ongoing brutal winter weather affecting all of Michigan has given state candidates a brief reprieve from one of the few transparency measures in...

It’s an uphill battle to quash Lame Duck in Lansing

A bipartisan measure sponsored by more than two dozen state House members would eliminate the final period of a two-year legislative session commonly referred...

All Michigan congressional Dems endorse Barnes for party chair

All nine Democratic members of Michigan’s congressional delegation are swinging their support to Lavora Barnes as the next Michigan Democratic Party chair. The last...

Republicans slam ‘Backroom Benson,’ ask U.S. Supreme Court to intervene

Attorneys representing Michigan Republican legislators opposed to a proposed redistricting plan have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a federal lawsuit alleging...

Susan J. Demas: Gretchen Whitmer will be a national star, whether...

Newly inaugurated Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she has no plans to land on the 2020 ticket. In fact, she was pretty emphatic that she...

Michigan in national news: Biden buoyed Upton in 2018

With 10 million people, a full-time Legislature and our status as a 2020 swing state, Michigan is frequently in the glare of the national...

Benson reaches gerrymandering settlement to GOP’s ire

Updated: 10:10 a.m. 1/27/19 Eleven state House districts will be redrawn under a settlement reached in a gerrymandering lawsuit with Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s...

GOP ballot limits sponsor slams AG, SOS efforts to challenge law

The Republican who sponsored legislation making it harder to get citizen-backed questions onto the ballot is slamming efforts from Attorney General Dana Nessel and...

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