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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...

Exclusive: Whitmer not interested in being on 2020 Democratic ticket

Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer told the Advance on Monday that she has no interest in running for president or vice president in 2020. The East Lansing...

Schuette and Nessel, who faced off on same-sex marriage case, haven’t...

The Lame Duck session has been marked by a partisan power struggle, with the GOP-led Legislature fighting to strip powers from newly elected Democratic...

‘Scofflaw’ Robertson wrong man to lead campaign finance change-up, clerk says

As the Legislature enters its final scheduled week of legislative action, the top elections official in Genesee County is again slamming term-limited state Sen....

Some Lame Duck bills now likely dead after missing key deadline

The Michigan Legislature is on track to make the 2018 Lame Duck period the busiest in the body’s history, taking up legislation on issues...

Breaking: Whitmer endorses Barnes for Michigan Democratic Party chair

Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer today endorsed Lavora Barnes as the next Michigan Democratic Party chair. In an exclusive interview with the Advance this morning, Whitmer said...

Susan J. Demas: Snyder’s next act hinges on his Lame Duck...

Rick Snyder is a man with a plan. He always has been. That’s part of how he rose from being raised in a modest...

Michigan’s manic Lame Duck session continues to mesmerize national media

Michigan’s frenetic end-of-the-year legislative session before Democrats assume all top statewide offices continues to command the attention of national outlets. Reporters from national outfits like...

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