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Amash says he’ll run for re-election as an independent

After making a splash with an op-ed on July 4 that he was leaving the Republican Party, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.) said...

Amash says he’s ‘declaring his independence’ and leaving GOP

In a Washington Post op-ed published on Thursday — the Fourth of July — maverick U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Cascade Twp.) announced, "Today, I...
Amash and Meijer

Meijer makes it official, will challenge Amash

Peter Meijer, an Army veteran and heir to the grocery store family of the same name, formally announced Wednesday that he will run for...

Whitmer wants to close ‘skills gap,’ but some experts call it...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been vocal about wanting to “close the damn skills gap.” The Democratic governor tends to use the line almost immediately...

Buttigieg to fundraise in Saugatuck

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is set to hold a fundraiser in Saugatuck next month ahead of the second round of Democratic presidential...
Amash and Meijer

Meijer heir prepares Amash primary challenge

The increasingly crowded field of challengers to U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Cascade Twp.) is likely to grow and could soon include one of Michigan’s...

Amash takes blame for loss of Michigan missile defense site that...

Republican critics of U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Cascade Twp.) are continuing to take shots at him from the sidelines, but this time it has...
Amash and Afendoulis

Afendoulis joins chorus of Amash primary challengers

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis (R-Grand Rapids Twp.) is the latest to announce a 2020 run for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District based in the Grand...

As Legislature rests, Whitmer and teachers press for budget certainty

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is using a legislative lull to tear into Republican lawmakers for passing budget proposals that she says are “phony solutions.”  Speaking with...

Dingell, Upton push for national fuel economy standard

Two members of Michigan’s congressional delegation are part of a coalition urging regulators to adopt a national fuel economy standard.  U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn)...

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