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Snyder signs neutered minimum wage, sick time bills

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed GOP legislation that drastically scaled back a minimum wage increase and guaranteed paid sick time from measures the GOP-controlled...

GM closures cause concern, but Michigan economy still looks strong for...

Uncertainty over the closure of multiple General Motors plants aside, economists continue to have a favorable view of the West Michigan, state and national...

Kildee snags House leadership position

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) will have a senior position when Democrats take over the House of Representatives next month. The fourth-term congressman will...

North Carolina gov. who endured power grab fundraises for Whitmer

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, who knows a little bit about legislative power grabs, sent out a fundraising pitch this week for his fellow...

Whitmer talks roads, Asian carp with Trump at White House meeting

At the White House today, Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer naturally took the opportunity to talk with President Trump about “fixing the damn roads,” but she...

Snyder to decide whether to adopt puppy mill bills

Bills regulating so-called “puppy mills” that have angered animal rights activists cleared the Michigan Senate tonight and await action by Gov. Rick Snyder. House...

Michigan House approves limits to voter proposals

Late last night, the GOP-controlled Michigan House approved new rules for petition drives. Legislation would limit the number of signatures that could be collected...

Peters, up for reelection in 2020, lands key Homeland Security committee...

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) will serve as the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee next term....

Progressive protestors push back against Lame Duck

Scores of citizens from across the state rallied this chilly afternoon on the state Capitol grounds in Lansing to raise their voices against a host...

Dillon stepping down as Michigan Dem Party chair, Barnes seen as...

Citing accomplishments in the 2018 mid-term elections, Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon announced today he won’t seek re-election for the position he’s held...

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