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Neeley re-elected as Black Caucus leader

State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) has been re-elected to chair the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) for the 2019-20 session. Neeley was first elected...

Tlaib responds to charges of ‘anti-Semitism’

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), who has come under fire after calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment using profanity and is the subject of...

Keenan, Hammoud, Knezek part of AG executive team

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced key staff positions on Tuesday. As the Advance previously reported, Kelly Keenan will be her deputy attorney general. Keenan has...

Whitmer to convene 1st ‘quadrant’ meeting Wednesday

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday will hold her first meeting with the four leaders of each legislative caucus, her spokeswoman confirmed to the Advance. Michigan...

1st judicial appointment coming for Whitmer

It looks like Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is in her third week on the job, will get to make her first judicial appointment. Wayne County...

Michigan to issue Feb. food assistance early due to shutdown

The Michigan Department of Health and Humans Services (MDHHS) plans to issue Food Assistance Program benefits early for February as directed by the USDA...

Nessel not considering Sareini for any position

Attorney General Dana Nessel says she is not considering a permanent job for a transition team staffer with a history of domestic violence accusations. “There's...

Congressional Dems angry at GM layoffs as Detroit car show kicks...

The North American International Auto Show kicking off in Detroit on Monday still offers the shiny debut of several new cars, albeit with the...

Whitmer recruits Prusi as Northern Michigan director

Former Sen. Mike Prusi (D-Ishpeming), a longtime mentor of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, has been named director of the governor’s Northern Michigan Office in Marquette. Prusi, who...

Poletown closing cuts deep

Southeastern Michigan residents are still reeling over General Motors’ announcement that it will lay off almost 15,000 workers and close out production at five...

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