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Michigan Senate GOP appeals gerrymandering case to SCOTUS

Updated: 5/2, 10:16 A.M. The Republican majority in the Michigan Senate has, as promised, appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court a federal court’s order that...

Audit: Many Michigan child welfare complaints not reviewed due to strained...

Updated 1:00 p.m., May 2 2019 A report released Tuesday by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) found that the Office of Children’s Ombudsman...

Nancy Martorano Miller: One-party rule in 49 state legislatures reflects flaws...

Across the United States, Republicans control 30 statehouses and the Democrats control 18. That is the largest number of one-party controlled state legislatures since...

Court rules unlicensed pot dispensaries can remain open — for now

Michigan’s Court of Claims ruled Tuesday that unlicensed marijuana dispensaries in the state can remain open until Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new regulatory body rules...

Kildee reintroduces plan for PFAS limit in drinking water

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) has reintroduced a bill to prompt a federal deadline for setting a limit on the amount of toxic chemicals...
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Grand Rapids police under fire from civil rights groups for Latino...

Civil and immigrants’ rights groups in Michigan want the state to put the Grand Rapids Police Department under a microscope. On Tuesday, the Michigan chapter...

Medicare for All bill backed by some Michigan Dems gets historic...

WASHINGTON — A well known activist with ALS has lost his ability to speak, but he traveled from his home in California to Capitol...

Slotkin to meet with DeVos in May on sexual assault issues

WASHINGTON — Michigan lawmakers have introduced sexual assault legislation that they hope will help prevent situations like the Dr. Larry Nassar scandal that rocked...

Stevens: ‘Record’ amount of plastics, rising recycling costs, pose challenges

U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Rochester) held what she said was the first U.S. House Science Committee hearing about recycling in a decade. The freshman lawmaker...

Whitmer signs two bills delaying new teacher standards

Updated 2:48 p.m., 4:43 p.m. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law on Tuesday two bills that will delay changes to the way the state evaluates...

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