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State lawmakers introduce bills to protect survivors of domestic violence

Domestic and sexual violence survivors could gain increased protections at work and home from a bill package introduced Wednesday by members of the Michigan...

Court denies Nessel’s motion to stay in anti-LGBTQ adoption case

Religious adoption agencies contracting with the state are still able to refuse to work with LGBTQ couples after a federal judge denied Attorney General...

GOP leaders, anti-gerrymandering group meet on expanding term limits

A group of Republican leaders, business groups and activists that took on gerrymandering in Michigan have held recent talks aimed at tackling term limits...

After Plawecki controversy, GOP bill limits state highway honorary names

A new bill could limit the naming of memorial highways to fallen military members, law enforcement officers, first responders and Congressional Medal of Honor...

It’s official: No gerrymandering reform in Michigan until 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court decided earlier this year that it won’t weigh in on cases of political gerrymandering and it’s now officially tossed Michigan’s...

Corrected: AG opinion on ballot initiative law stands for now*

Updated and corrected on 9/27/19 to accurately reflect the stipulated order.  Judge Cynthia Stephens with the state Court of Claims on Wednesday evening signed a...

Report: Michigan lobbyist spending up 6% in 2019 to $23M

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association tops the list of interest groups and Governmental Consultant Services Inc. (GCSI) leads multi-client lobbying firms in spending...

House Dem leader calls Whitmer 45-cent gas tax ‘extreme,’ and likely...

Michigan House Minority Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) said Thursday that a 45-cent gas tax proposed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is “probably an...

Civil Rights Commission votes to fire Arbulu

This was a breaking story. It was updated at 11:13 a.m. 8/28/19 with additional information. By a vote of 5-to-2, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission...

Oakland County board appoints Ferndale mayor to succeed Patterson

After a whirlwind process that involved resignations, boycotts and accusations of backroom dealings, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners on Friday voted to appoint...

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