Politics + Gov

Bill honoring Detroit educator clears Michigan Senate

A bill that would rename a portion of the John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10) in Detroit after legendary educator Violet T. Lewis last week...

Amanda Stitt: In 2018, more politicians decided to ‘be themselves’ on...

The rise of digital media means people expect unfettered and immediate access to celebrities, their friends and political candidates. If you don’t keep up,...

Harvard Law professor: GOP power plays may be unconstitutional

A Harvard Law School professor, who also was a President Barack Obama appointee, says recent Michigan Republican moves to strip Democrats’ authority may be...

Longtime colleague says former Robertson aide is being ‘railroaded’

A former chief of staff for state Sen. Dave Robertson (R-Grand Blanc) is the target in an ongoing Michigan State Police embezzlement investigation. But...

Whitmer to join governors-elect in Trump meeting this week

Michigan's next governor, Gretchen Whitmer, is slated be part of a group of governors-elect meeting on Thursday with President Trump at the White House,...

Coleman A. Young sworn in as Michigan senator on this day...

On Dec. 10, 1964, Coleman A. Young was officially sworn in as a member of the Michigan Senate. During his nine-year tenure, Young, who...

Educators converging on Lansing to protest Lame Duck bills this week

Marcus Walton said he didn’t knock doors this summer and fall to elect Democrats, only to have Republicans shove through an aggressive Lame Duck...

Michigan State Police is a long way from true diversity, critics...

Only two of the current Michigan State Police 128-member training class — the first in several years — call Detroit home. What’s more: only one...

Susan J. Demas: How we’re working to advance journalism in Michigan

In our first eight days, we survived one of Michigan’s notorious November snowstorms, a reporter’s car being taken down by our terrible roads and...

Former elections chief: Campaign finance panel would deadlock

Michigan’s former top elections chief is speaking out against Republican efforts to strip campaign finance oversight from the secretary of state’s office. The state’s former...

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