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Gilchrist visits Detroit homeless shelter during frigid weather

Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist today visited a westside Detroit Rescue Mission center that provides food, shelter and other services to the city’s homeless...

Weather delays campaign finance disclosure reports

The ongoing brutal winter weather affecting all of Michigan has given state candidates a brief reprieve from one of the few transparency measures in...

Ex-Michigan legislators want to triple gas tax to fix roads

Updated at 5:50 p.m. with Senate Majority Leader Shirkey's comment A bipartisan group of former Michigan legislators is calling on the state’s current crop of...

It’s an uphill battle to quash Lame Duck in Lansing

A bipartisan measure sponsored by more than two dozen state House members would eliminate the final period of a two-year legislative session commonly referred...

On this day in 1984: Senate Republicans seize majority

On this day in 1984, Senate Republicans took the majority for the first time in 10 years. They have kept their vice grip on...

Consumers Energy fire spurs state to lower thermostat

State offices are turning down the thermostat by 5 degrees and asking residents to do the same during record-breaking sub-zero temperatures, the Michigan Public...

Michigan Republican, new chairwoman spar over ‘stinking rules’

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) is off to a rocky start with the new chairwoman of a powerful U.S. House committee. Huizenga, a fifth-term Republican...

Wicked weather forces state offices to stay closed Thursday

With frigid temperatures expected to stick around, Michigan’s state of emergency remains in effect and the vast majority of state offices and several institutions...

All Michigan congressional Dems endorse Barnes for party chair

All nine Democratic members of Michigan’s congressional delegation are swinging their support to Lavora Barnes as the next Michigan Democratic Party chair. The last...

Detroit nonprofit vows to continue fight against ‘illegal’ tax foreclosures

Between 2011 and 2015, about 100,000 properties were foreclosed on for unpaid property taxes It was a living nightmare. "We were stuck in the dark,"...

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