Politics + Gov

Amash tells disheartening tales of Congress as 2020 race heats up

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.) made it clear Wednesday that he views his decision to drop the Republican Party and become an independent...

House Dems announce clean air legislation

As the Michigan Legislature prepares to return to work full-time after its summer recess, House Democrats announced Wednesday a package of bills aimed at...

Whitmer creates opiods task force

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2019-18 creating the Michigan Opioids Task Force with Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun as chair. The opioid...

Wayne County Sheriff Napoleon endorses Cory Booker for president

Wayne County Sheriff and former Detroit mayoral candidate Benny Napoleon endorsed on Wednesday U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) for the Democratic presidential nomination. In a...

‘There’s a gray area’: Campaign finance experts weigh in on Inman...

To campaign finance watchdogs, the word “corruption” may be getting more difficult to legally define — but the case against indicted state Rep. Larry...

Trump accuses Jews voting for Democrats of ‘great disloyalty’ following attacks...

President Donald Trump accused Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats of “disloyalty” Tuesday. “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think...

42K Michiganders impacted by Trump admin. abortion ‘gag rule’

As expected, Planned Parenthood announced this week that it was pulling out of Title X, a federal family planning program. The President Donald Trump...

Susan J. Demas: Republicans don’t want to give Whitmer a victory...

For decades, powerful Michigan business groups have led the anti-tax charge, warning that any increase would surely tank the economy. During every downturn, they've blamed...
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Embattled Michigan civil rights chief takes indefinite leave

Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) Director Agustin Arbulu has taken an indefinite leave of hiatus after a scandal in which it was revealed...

Biz leaders make push for new road revenue as Whitmer, GOP...

The state’s leading business advocacy groups want Michigan lawmakers to know that they’ll stand with them if they vote to raise taxes for road-funding...

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