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Michigan’s newest members of Congress baptized by fire as shutdown rages

Michigan’s four new members of Congress — all Democrats — have taken their place on Capitol Hill at a pivotal moment in its history,...

Report: Michigan congressional races cost $80M in 2018

National donors pouring money into campaigns for candidates vying for U.S. House seats made for the most expensive House race in state history, according...

Senate GOP votes to join effort to halt gerrymandering settlement

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday continued their effort to slow down Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson from settling a federal lawsuit alleging gerrymandering in...

AG to weigh in on another GOP Lame Duck law

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel “welcomes” the opinion request from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson that challenges the legality of the newly established law...

Secretary of State Benson names leadership team

New Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson last week announced several top members of her executive staff. Benson, the state’s top elections chief and...

Michigan GOP looks to hit pause on Benson gerrymandering settlement

Attorneys representing Michigan GOP lawmakers are seeking to delay a pending settlement agreement in a lawsuit alleging Republican gerrymandering in several of the state’s...

Shirkey talks divided government, touts Medicaid work rules

On Jan. 1, state Sen. Mike Shirkey became the most powerful Republican in the Michigan Legislature. As the new Senate majority leader, the Clarklake...

Michigan Republicans adjust to life under Speaker Pelosi

Not long ago, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton ran the powerful U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, whose sweeping jurisdiction has been famously described as...

Gerrymandering suit settlement could spark political showdown for 2020

Voters may have believed they settled the issue of how to draw fairer legislative and congressional districts in Michigan when they voted for Proposal...

Chatfield makes play for Trump to move State of Union speech...

In a move that may get national attention, Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) has submitted an “official invitation” to President Donald Trump to...

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