Elections

Nessel gets the Jerusalem Post treatment

Welcome to the Advance's semi-regular roundup of how Michigan is covered in the national — and sometimes international — news. In the last week, Attorney...

Laura Cox to lead GOP in Michigan, a must-win state for...

Former state Rep. Laura Cox (R-Livonia) was elected Saturday to lead the Michigan Republican Party as it fights to keep President Donald Trump in...

DeVos family doles out $11 million in 2018 election

West Michigan’s DeVos family again stands as the state’s most generous clan when it comes to political giving. That’s according to a new report...

SOS forms panel to enact Proposal 3, update election procedures

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson this week announced a new Election Modernization Advisory Committee. The panel will advise her administration and the Bureau...

Benson hails start of no-reason, mail-in voting in Michigan

Michael Gordon, owner of the Great Lakes Sandwich Company, is a busy guy. “I’m the only employee. I do the dishes,” the Flint Township resident...

How to build a better Michigan House map

Updated, 10:45 a.m. with higher-resolution maps. Michigan voters can, at least in theory, have more competitive state House districts than what we have now. That’s...
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GOP lawmaker appears to compare poll taxes to gun license fees

It was a fairly routine Michigan House committee hearing until a GOP lawmaker unexpectedly raised the idea of a poll tax, which hasn’t been...
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Is ranked-choice voting the next election reform for Michigan?

Another big change could be coming for elections in Michigan — if the measure can get on the ballot. In 2018, Michigan voters approved sweeping...

Stabenow touts Medicare buy-in plan, says Peters is a ‘progressive’ senator

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow thinks there’s still plenty of room to find bipartisan compromise in Congress, despite the near-constant political warfare on...

ACLU: Ballot measure limit law unconstitutional, ‘squelches’ speech

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan says a new law restricting the ballot initiative process is unconstitutional and will result in citizens’...

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