Politics + Gov

Gov. Whitmer presenting the FY2020 budget

Whitmer, GOP leaders spar, no closer on deal for road funding

Michigan’s Legislature may be enjoying its final week of spring break before budget season begins in earnest, but the challenge of funding Michigan’s infrastructure...
Rep. Debbie Dingell

Dingell takes on the NRA: ‘I was sure I was going...

WASHINGTON — For Debbie Dingell, keeping guns away from domestic violence perpetrators is personal. “This is something that I care very, very deeply about,...
Former Gov. Rick Snyder

Kasich forms dark money group with Snyder, Schwarzenegger

They’re back. Former Ohio Gov. and 2016 GOP presidential candidate John Kasich has announced a new political group called “Two Paths America,” with fellow Republican...
Former gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed

El-Sayed busy with book, PAC, WSU class

Abdul El-Sayed, Detroit’s former health director who ran against now-Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2018, hasn’t let that primary loss...
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton

Upton: ‘It didn’t make sense’ to attend Trump rally

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) got a last-minute invite to President Trump’s rally in Grand Rapids last week, but he already...

Laura Packard: Trump is trying to kill the legislation that saved...

When I was healthy, I had the freedom to live anywhere in the country. And so I did. Today, my cancer diagnosis means my...
Downtown Flint

Don Williamson, Flint’s colorful, controversial ex-mayor, dies at 85

Former Flint Mayor Don Williamson died early Tuesday morning at the age of 85, according to a statement from Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton....
Baltimore City Hall

Transparency experts: Michigan not immune to Baltimore-style kickbacks

An ongoing scandal over questionable payments for a children’s book written by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh serves as a useful reminder of Michigan’s weak...
The Democratic primary debate in 2016.

Detroit to host 2-night Democratic debate in July

A swarm of Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Detroit this summer for a primary debate hosted by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and...
Attorney General Dana Nessel

Nessel has received violent, anti-Semitic threats over Catholic Church investigation

Updated 11:15 a.m. Attorney General Dana Nessel has continued the investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church started by her predecessor, Republican Bill Schuette. However,...

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