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Incoming Michigan congressional members head to Harvard

Two newly elected Democratic members of Michigan’s congressional delegation recently shared their thoughts on an early-December trip to Harvard University that included some of...

Whitmer pledges to bring back bottled water for Flint

After the Gov. Rick Snyder administration made the call in April to stop giving out bottled water to Flint residents, his successor said she...

Michigan Senate bets on internet gambling

The Michigan Senate voted Thursday night to approve a series of bills legalizing online gambling in Detroit and tribal casinos. House Bills 4926, 4927 and...

DEQ staffers tell Snyder to veto weaker enviro cleanup standards

In a rare show of opposition, 82 state employees working for the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have urged Gov. Rick Snyder to veto...

Feds give Flint $2.2M to strip lead paint

Flint was awarded a federal grant for $2.2 million to find and remove lead-based paint from homes across the city, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee...

Chang talks pink wave and Lame Duck, stays mum on Scott

Last week was a long one in Lansing. As the two-year session ends, legislative Republicans have fired off dozens of bills, some of which...
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Detroit schools’ chief: GOP lawmakers treat us like ‘3rd class citizens’

Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) general superintendent, says that the GOP plan to create a statewide school grading system has...

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...

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...

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