Politics + Gov

‘Snow emergency’ shutters Michigan state offices

As heavy snowfall pounds much of Michigan, the governor, Legislature and some cities and counties are sending civil servants home early. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closed...

Susan J. Demas: Gretchen Whitmer will be a national star, whether...

Newly inaugurated Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she has no plans to land on the 2020 ticket. In fact, she was pretty emphatic that she...
Lee Chatfield (left) and Donald Trump (right)

After Trump invite, Chatfield stresses nonpartisan agenda this term

House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) had a busy week. The leader of the state’s House of Representatives — and at 30 years old, one...

Michigan in national news: Biden buoyed Upton in 2018

With 10 million people, a full-time Legislature and our status as a 2020 swing state, Michigan is frequently in the glare of the national...

Whitmer tells D.C. leaders to strike permanent deal post-shutdown

The partial federal government shutdown may have come to a close on Friday — for at least three weeks — but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

Kildee: Trump took a ‘defeat lap’ on shutdown

Before President Trump even signed the bill reopening the government — without any money for his border wall — Michigan officials took to Twitter...

Food safety worries linger even as government shutdown ends

Updated, 8:15 p.m. The longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history finally ended on Friday, but some impacts, like food safety, could linger. The U.S. Food...

Benson reaches gerrymandering settlement to GOP’s ire

Updated: 10:10 a.m. 1/27/19 Eleven state House districts will be redrawn under a settlement reached in a gerrymandering lawsuit with Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s...

GOP ballot limits sponsor slams AG, SOS efforts to challenge law

The Republican who sponsored legislation making it harder to get citizen-backed questions onto the ballot is slamming efforts from Attorney General Dana Nessel and...
Lee Chatfield

House speaker’s fine cut after bringing loaded gun to airport

Updated, 6:40 p.m. Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield only had to pay half the fine he was originally slapped with after bringing a loaded, unregistered...

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