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Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth is a reporting intern with the Michigan Advance. He has been covering Michigan policy and politics for three years across a number of publications and studies journalism at Michigan State University.

Meekhof praises Ananich as ‘ally and foe’ in goodbye speech

By: - December 21, 2018

State Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-Grand Haven), tonight gave his final speech on the floor of Michigan’s upper chamber as Gov. Rick Snyder watched. Meekhof, who is term-limited, reflected on his legacy, saying that the job changed him. “I’m not the same person who marveled at my name on the plaque next to the […]

Fireworks changes shoot to Snyder’s desk

By: - December 21, 2018

Gov. Rick Snyder will decide whether to sign off on changes to Michigan’s fireworks law after the Michigan Senate voted unanimously Thursday for a three-bill package. Under House Bill 5939, sponsored by Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Park Twp.), local governments would have more power to regulate the days when fireworks could be set off than they […]

New Enbridge tunnel process off to rocky start

By: - December 18, 2018

Today is the last day for the public to submit written comments on a new tunnel housing Enbridge’s Line 5 under the bedrock of the Straits of Mackinac. That’s less than a week after Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation that would shore up the pipeline opposed by environmental groups. You can read the proposed agreement […]

Some Lame Duck bills now likely dead after missing key deadline

By: - December 17, 2018

The Michigan Legislature is on track to make the 2018 Lame Duck period the busiest in the body’s history, taking up legislation on issues ranging from changes to the new redistricting commission called for in Proposal 2 to deer sterilization permits. But several bills introduced in the Michigan House and Senate are now considered dead. […]