Elections

O’Brien lost Senate seat, but will stay on in new role

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) today announced he has appointed former state Sen. Margaret O’Brien (R-Portage) as secretary of the Senate. “Margaret brings with...

Washington Post praises Snyder as Republican who isn’t ‘a sore loser’

Now-former Gov. Rick Snyder tamed the worst impulses of GOP lawmakers in the state House and Senate, resisting partisan retaliation as Democrats swept into...

James backs Cox for Michigan GOP chair

Former state Rep. Laura Cox (R-Livonia) has scored another big-time endorsement in her effort to become Michigan Republican Party chair: John James. James, a...

Slotkin, Stevens share social media videos before new Congress convenes

The two women who flipped congressional seats in Michigan both shared Twitter messages before officially joining the 116th Congress, which kicks off today. New U.S....

Former LG’s next job: business lobbyist

Former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who left office on Tuesday, has already found his next line of work. Calley, a Republican who mounted an...

Whitmer seeks to ‘build bridges’ in inaugural address

Updated at 5:41 p.m. Members of Michigan’s newly inaugurated, all-Democratic executive branch sought to offer a conciliatory tone following a contentious Lame Duck legislative session...

Calley lashes out against ‘political’ prosecutions in Flint

The Flint water crisis will undoubtedly define Gov. Rick Snyder’s legacy. After the lead contamination scandal dominated national and international headlines, he charged Lt....

Barnes-storming: Veteran Democratic organizer is frontrunner to lead party in ‘19

For two decades, Lavora Barnes has been the person Democrats call when they have a problem. Can’t get people to go door-to-door during a campaign?...

Gov. vetoes bill snatching Nessel’s power, signs ballot initiative limits

Snyder OKs A-F school standards, Proposal 3 tweak and state regulation restrictions It was a humdinger of an evening for term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder, who...

Snyder riles up Right to Life, environmentalists with Lame Duck decisions

Updated, 12/28, 11:30 p.m. Gov. Rick Snyder today vetoed legislation backed by Right to Life of Michigan that would have permanently banned doctors from prescribing...

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