Politics + Gov

Report: 3 GOP lawmakers part of ‘corporate contributions only’ fundraisers

The nonpartisan Michigan Campaign Finance Network (MCFN) has tracked down Lansing fundraising events for three Republican lawmakers that were advertised as taking "corporate contributions...

Column: Flavored e-cigarettes sweetly lure kids into vaping and also mislead...

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sept. 15 that he plans to pursue emergency regulations to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes,...

Lawsuit filed to block Whitmer flavored e-cigarette ban

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s ban on flavored vaping products is being challenged in Houghton County Circuit Court.  Plaintiff Marc Slis, who owns 906 Vapor in Houghton...

Whitmer names new Michigan Women’s Commission chief 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer named her former campaign adviser as the new executive director of the Michigan Women’s Commission. Cheryl Bergman of East Lansing previously was...

Protesters pan new auto insurance law

Thousands rallied at the Michigan Capitol steps Wednesday to protest a new auto insurance law reforming the no-fault insurance policy that protected those injured...

CDC gives state $1M for PFAS testing

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services $1 million to host a...

Peters, Stabenow snub Trump with another Senate resolution blocking border wall...

WASHINGTON — Michigan’s two Democratic U.S. senators voted again on Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the southern...

Sanders in Detroit: GM treats ‘workers like crap’

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.t.), a Democratic presidential candidate, came to General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant with a message of support for striking United...

Roads, school funding dominate Rep. Brixie town hall in East Lansing

After a full day for the Michigan Legislature as it finished work on the $60 billion Fiscal Year 2020 budget, state Rep. Julie Brixie...

Bipartisan ‘Clean Slate’ criminal expungement bills get House hearing

Members of the Michigan House Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to hear testimony on a series of bipartisan bills that would expand access to Michiganders...

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