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Whitmer makes first judicial appointments

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday named her first two judges to the bench. She tapped Kristina Robinson for the 36th District Court in the City...

Group names Peters 4th-most effective U.S. Senate Democrat

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) was named the fourth-most effective Democrat in the Senate last term by the nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking. Peters is...

Dems want Trump administration docs on FBI move

WASHINGTON — Five senior House Democrats are demanding that the Trump administration fork over documents regarding the decision to scrap the plan to relocate...

Whitmer’s plan spends more on roads in metro areas

Should Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pass her massive gas tax increase through a leery Legislature, her proposal would bypass an “inefficient,” almost 70-year-old mechanism for...

Nessel slapped down in House measure over Trump wall lawsuit

A non-binding state House resolution advanced Tuesday condemning Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel for joining a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s border wall emergency...

On this day in 1932: 4 killed during Ford Hunger March

The Ford Hunger March was carried out on March 7, 1932, during the Great Depression. It's sometimes called the Ford Massacre, as five people...

Whitmer calls water ‘fundamental human right’ with $120M in new funding

As Michigan has grappled with big water safety issues in recent years, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has devoted several early executive actions to tackling environmental...

Tlaib: Trump impeachment resolution about ‘holding him accountable’

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) will introduce a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump, according to her office. Tlaib’s resolution will specifically ask the U.S....

Whitmer downplays reported business tax dealmaking in budget

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her first budget proposal represents a “real solution” and now the negotiation process can begin. On Tuesday night, Crain’s Detroit...

Davidson heads group fighting for Medicare, ACA

Dr. Rob Davidson, a Democrat who lost his 2018 challenge to U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland), has a new gig. He's the new volunteer executive...

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