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‘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...

Snyder signs neutered minimum wage, sick time bills

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed GOP legislation that drastically scaled back a minimum wage increase and guaranteed paid sick time from measures the GOP-controlled...

Kildee snags House leadership position

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) will have a senior position when Democrats take over the House of Representatives next month. The fourth-term congressman will...

North Carolina gov. who endured power grab fundraises for Whitmer

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, who knows a little bit about legislative power grabs, sent out a fundraising pitch this week for his fellow...

Whitmer talks roads, Asian carp with Trump at White House meeting

At the White House today, Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer naturally took the opportunity to talk with President Trump about “fixing the damn roads,” but she...

Michigan House approves limits to voter proposals

Late last night, the GOP-controlled Michigan House approved new rules for petition drives. Legislation would limit the number of signatures that could be collected...

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