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Oxfam report: Michigan lands in the bottom half of states for...

Michigan is known the world over as the birthplace of the United Auto Workers and has long been synonymous with organized labor. But after decades...

AG announces 13 payroll fraud felonies

As Michigan Democrats continue taking aim at the issue of payroll fraud, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Wednesday that her office charged 13 felonies...

State senator wants to ban private prisons

State Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) today introduced a bill to ban privately owned prisons or detention centers in Michigan.  Senate Bill 489, which isn't yet online, would prohibit the state from contracting with a...

House overwhelmingly votes in favor of non-binding Inman resignation resolution

The state House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution urging the resignation of indicted Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg), although it appears he has...

Courser pleads no contest to misdemeanor

The long legal saga of disgraced former state Rep. Todd Courser (R-Lapeer) appears to have come to an end.  Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Wednesday...

Group already organizing repeal effort of 2 anti-abortion ballot proposals

Updated, 4:30 p.m., 8/28/19 As organizers of two anti-abortion ballot initiatives are gathering signatures around the state, a new group is working to put together...

Whitmer says firing Arbulu was the ‘right decision’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the Michigan Civil Rights Commission made the right call Tuesday night to remove Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director Augustin Arbulu. The...

Whitmer, 16 govs. oppose Trump admin. food stamp cuts

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, along with a coalition of governors, on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Flint Dems introduce bills extending time to prosecute emergency managers, other...

Two Flint Democrats want the statute of limitations extended for public official criminal misconduct cases. Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) and state Rep....

Civil Rights Commission votes to fire Arbulu

This was a breaking story. It was updated at 11:13 a.m. 8/28/19 with additional information. By a vote of 5-to-2, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission...

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