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Revamped COVID-19 biz immunity bills move from House committee

A package of GOP bills to shield companies from liability during COVID-19 passed out of a House panel Wednesday, after incorporating feedback from opponents...

U of M grad student union ends strike, but safety concerns...

After nine days of striking, University of Michigan’s Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) voted Wednesday to end the strike and accept the university’s offer. The strike...

Stabenow blasts Trump admin over GAO report showing southern advantage in...

The nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office this week reported that eight of the nine states receiving the highest trade-war aid payments per acre in 2019...

GOP Senate nominee John James: America is ‘close to a civil...

Updated, 12:51 p.m., 9/17/20 During a virtual town hall meeting Wednesday, Republican U.S. Senate nominee John James said that given the political climate, America is...

‘No confidence’ vote on U of M president fails

A vote for “no confidence” in University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel and his administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic on campus failed during...

Court of Appeals gives OK to Benson mailing out 7.7M absentee...

A Michigan Court of Appeals panel on Wednesday ruled that it was legal for Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to send out unsolicited absentee...

State reports 680 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that 113,863 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,623 have died...

Nessel, 18 AGs join effort to block DHS immigration fees increase 

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a legal challenge to a federal final rule that alters fee requirements for individuals seeking immigration-related applications. She...

After a long logjam in the Senate, lawmakers hopeful of breakthrough...

A bill package discussed by a Senate committee Tuesday would not just improve Michigan’s subpar Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) laws, but make them...

Oxfam: Michigan is the 13th best state for workers during COVID-19

Updated, 7:18 a.m. 9/17/20, with information from LEO A new study from Oxfam America shows that Michigan isn't in the top 10 states for workers...

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