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Washington Post praises Snyder as Republican who isn’t ‘a sore loser’

Now-former Gov. Rick Snyder tamed the worst impulses of GOP lawmakers in the state House and Senate, resisting partisan retaliation as Democrats swept into...

Federal government shutdown has murky impact for Michigan

As the partial shutdown of the federal government enters its second week with no clear end in sight, leaders in Michigan are working to...

James backs Cox for Michigan GOP chair

Former state Rep. Laura Cox (R-Livonia) has scored another big-time endorsement in her effort to become Michigan Republican Party chair: John James. James, a...

Slotkin, Stevens share social media videos before new Congress convenes

The two women who flipped congressional seats in Michigan both shared Twitter messages before officially joining the 116th Congress, which kicks off today. New U.S....

Former LG’s next job: business lobbyist

Former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who left office on Tuesday, has already found his next line of work. Calley, a Republican who mounted an...

Barrier breaker: When Wharton was named MSU president

Clifford Wharton Jr. officially assumed the presidency of Michigan State University on this day in 1970. He was the first African-American to lead a...

Whitmer seeks to ‘build bridges’ in inaugural address

Updated at 5:41 p.m. Members of Michigan’s newly inaugurated, all-Democratic executive branch sought to offer a conciliatory tone following a contentious Lame Duck legislative session...

Snyder plans U.P. waterfall tour with family after leaving office

Gov. Rick Snyder exited office as of noon today. And while he’s kept mum on any long-term plans after eight years leading Michigan, the...

Calley lashes out against ‘political’ prosecutions in Flint

The Flint water crisis will undoubtedly define Gov. Rick Snyder’s legacy. After the lead contamination scandal dominated national and international headlines, he charged Lt....

New Lame Duck laws that you haven’t heard about

With almost 400 bills making their way to the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder over the course of four weeks, plenty of Lame Duck...

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