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Stabenow touts Medicare buy-in plan, says Peters is a ‘progressive’ senator

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow thinks there’s still plenty of room to find bipartisan compromise in Congress, despite the near-constant political warfare on...

Video: Lawmakers on gov. agenda of equal pay, auto insurance reform

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ramps up to reveal her first budget next month, Republican and Democratic lawmakers, not surprisingly, are hoping to hear different...

The day women took over the Senate in 1974

A chorus of “Happy Birthday” to suffragette Susan B. Anthony rang out on the floor of the Michigan Senate on this day in 1974. Although...

ACLU: Ballot measure limit law unconstitutional, ‘squelches’ speech

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan says a new law restricting the ballot initiative process is unconstitutional and will result in citizens’...

Dingell’s D.C. compatriots bid farewell to ‘Mr. Michigan’

WASHINGTON — John Dingell would have gotten a good laugh out of his funeral service here on Thursday. His friends and former colleagues — Democrats...

On this day in 1963: Romney helps Detroit’s Olympics bid

On this day in 1963, Gov. George Romney formed a five-person finance committee to find money to construct an Olympic Stadium complex on the...

Susan J. Demas: You can really just stop with your creepy...

A Detroit TV station decided that an insightful story to throw together on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State address was a...

1957 legendary Dingell letter: ‘Please take two running jumps and go...

WASHINGTON — John Dingell was never known as one to hold his tongue. The iconic Michigan lawmaker, who died last week at age 92, was...

Whitmer declares state of emergency in Ionia County

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Ionia County due to severe winter weather, the governor’s office announced Wednesday. “Ionia County continues to...

GOP leader may open door to new revenue for roads

State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) may agree with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration that a major fix to state roads will likely have...

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