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Feds give Flint $2.2M to strip lead paint

Flint was awarded a federal grant for $2.2 million to find and remove lead-based paint from homes across the city, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee...

Redistricting commission looks to dodge Lame Duck bullet

A bill that would put additional requirements on an independent citizen redistricting commission outlined in Proposal 2 is another Lame Duck casualty. Senate Bill...

Recreational pot escapes Lame Duck unscathed, but advocates still uneasy

Republican Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof’s plan to scale back the state’s newly minted recreational marijuana law is dead — and it never really...

Bieda breaks up 17-hour Senate session with candid T-Rex shots

Marathon Lame Duck legislative sessions will wear out even the best of us. State Sen. Steve Bieda (D-Warren) found a way to break up the...

GOP appears to kill secretary of state bill, other ‘power grab’...

The Republican Lame Duck bill designed to remove power from Democratic Secretary of State-elect Jocelyn Benson, which generated harsh criticism as a “power grab”...

‘Dark money’ bill heads to Snyder, who shut down NERD Fund...

Legislation shielding the personal information of donors to nonprofits, including political groups, is heading to the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder, who has had...

Chang talks pink wave and Lame Duck, stays mum on Scott

Last week was a long one in Lansing. As the two-year session ends, legislative Republicans have fired off dozens of bills, some of which...
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Detroit schools’ chief: GOP lawmakers treat us like ‘3rd class citizens’

Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) general superintendent, says that the GOP plan to create a statewide school grading system has...

Exclusive: Whitmer not interested in being on 2020 Democratic ticket

Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer told the Advance on Monday that she has no interest in running for president or vice president in 2020. The East Lansing...

Schuette and Nessel, who faced off on same-sex marriage case, haven’t...

The Lame Duck session has been marked by a partisan power struggle, with the GOP-led Legislature fighting to strip powers from newly elected Democratic...

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