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Progressives call to end Lame Duck legislative sessions

Is it time to end Lame Duck action in Michigan? Sam Inglot, Progress Michigan's relentless deputy communications director, has a provocative op-ed in the Lansing State...

Michigan Senate swiftly passes campaign finance bills before new SOS takes...

The GOP-led Michigan Senate today passed a set of bills stripping campaign finance oversight from Democrat Jocelyn Benson, the incoming secretary of state. The...

Clinton torches Michigan GOP for ‘dangerous’ moves limiting new Dem leaders’...

Updated, 10:49 p.m. Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, has weighed in on Lame Duck legislative sessions in Michigan and Wisconsin. In a series of...

Democrats’ strategy on minimum wage and sick time initiatives backfires

Michigan Democrats who voted in September to OK minimum wage and sick leave ballot initiatives were counting on Republicans honoring the long-standing precedent not to fiddle with measures after passage.

Michigan Senate votes to alter gerrymandering ballot proposal

The Republican-controlled Senate approved a measure early this evening that Democrats blasted as interference with a voter-approved proposal to create fairer political districts in Michigan.

Unions fight GOP effort to seize power over schools

As the frenzied-pace Lame Duck session continues, state GOP lawmakers are looking to maximize their power and influence over schools before Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is sworn in. But teacher unions are fighting back.

Enbridge pipeline plan flows to Michigan House

With almost no debate, the state Senate approved legislation that would create a three-person panel to finalize a deal between Gov. Rick Snyder and a major Canadian energy company to keep oil flowing through the Great Lakes.
A meeting on third-grade reading standards

Detroit groups work to prepare kids for new 3rd grade reading...

Fewer than half of Michigan third-graders earned a proficient score or higher on the English language arts test, according to results from the 2018 Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, better known as M-STEP.

Former lawmaker leading economic opportunity nonprofit slams GOP-led Lame Duck assault

A former longtime state lawmaker who now leads a nonprofit policy institute focused on economic opportunity is dismayed by the frenetic Lame Duck session.

Snyder scales back constituent relations for transition

Gov. Rick Snyder’s constituent relations team is scaling back certain features it offered during the transition to Democratic Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer, but the office is still open, according to his spokesman.

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