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Democrats’ strategy on minimum wage and sick time initiatives backfires

Michigan Democrats who voted in September to OK minimum wage and sick leave ballot initiatives were counting on Republicans honoring the long-standing precedent not to fiddle with measures after passage.

Michigan Senate votes to alter gerrymandering ballot proposal

The Republican-controlled Senate approved a measure early this evening that Democrats blasted as interference with a voter-approved proposal to create fairer political districts in Michigan.

Snyder scales back constituent relations for transition

Gov. Rick Snyder’s constituent relations team is scaling back certain features it offered during the transition to Democratic Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer, but the office is still open, according to his spokesman.

Lawmakers walk out amid protest after panel advances bills cramping powers...

A controversial bill to allow the Michigan Legislature to “intervene” in any state legal case moved forward after a House committee ending hearing ended early due to protest, all while a false alarm bomb scare played out one block away.

DeVos family gave to Mississippi U.S. Sen. Hyde-Smith

Members of West Michigan’s DeVos family, longtime stalwarts of state and national GOP causes and candidates, were among those financially supporting U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.).

Susan J. Demas: I thought I was done with journalism. I...

Whenever I’m contemplating a big life change, I head to the mountains. I love the Rockies, Cascades and Great Dividing Range in Australia, but my...

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