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Republican Bouchard won’t run for Oakland County executive

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, long considered Republicans' strongest potential county executive candidate, announced Tuesday he will not run for the job in 2020. Longtime...

House Dem lawmakers push housing affordability bills

A pair of Democratic state House lawmakers have pending legislation to address housing affordability in Michigan.  State Reps. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and Robert Wittenberg...

SE Michigan leaders push House bill in renewed regional transit effort

With proposed legislation, leaders in Southeast Michigan hope to get another crack at regional transit, albeit without one major part of the region.  Leaders from...

Priorities USA now has 3 voting lawsuits in Michigan

Priorities USA, a Washington, D.C.-based Democratic SuperPAC, has now filed three lawsuits this fall in Michigan over voting issues. As the Advance has previously reported,...

Audit shows state Medicaid cost reimbursement processes aren’t working

A recent Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) audit shows the department’s Medicaid cost reimbursement system for long-term care facilities is “inefficient.”  Medicaid...

House intros bipartisan bill to end MEGA tax break payments

Efforts to permanently phase out one of the state’s old economic development programs now have bills in both chambers of the state Legislature.  A bipartisan...

Nessel is acting governor of Michigan today

Updated, 12:29 a.m. with comments from AG Nessel Attorney General Dana Nessel is acting governor of Michigan on Friday, the governor's office confirmed to the...

Tlaib, Sanders aim to curb ‘excessive’ CEO pay

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) has teamed up with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) to reduce income inequality by...

New: 2 Michigan Dems push for federal family leave changes

Updated, 1:33 p.m. 11/14/19 with comments from Rep. Levin Married couples who work for the same employer may be restricted in the amount of time...

Here’s what Michigan lawmakers had to say about the 1st public impeachment hearing

The first day of public impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump featured damning testimony from acting Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor. The longtime diplomat detailed...

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