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Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth is a regular contributor to 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.

Oakland County marks 1-year anniversary of COVID-19 in Michigan with memorial trail

By: - March 10, 2021

Oakland County marked the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 in the state of Michigan on Wednesday, opening a memorial trail where residents can reflect on the 15,706 lives lost to the virus since March 10, 2020. “We need this moment to remember and express our feelings as a community after enduring a year of pandemic challenges, […]

Bills you may have missed, from limiting Whitmer’s powers to stopping school lunch shaming

By: - February 22, 2021

State lawmakers have introduced bills on topics ranging from providing relief from the COVID-19 pandemic to changing how candidates for the State Board of Education are selected so far in February.  Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature, in the House with a six-seat margin and the Senate with a four-seat margin. Two additional Senate […]

Redistricting panel proposes closed session after census data delay

By: - February 18, 2021

Julianne Pastula, general counsel for Michigan’s new Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC), said during a meeting Thursday that the current timeline for drawing new district lines is “an untenable situation.” The state constitutional amendment creating the commission sets a Sept. 17 deadline for drawing the initial maps for congressional and legislative districts, kicking off a […]

Michigan sees 1,193 more COVID cases, 10 deaths

By: - February 12, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 573,372 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 15,062 have died from the virus — an additional 1,193 cases and 10 deaths since Thursday. DHHS also reports that an additional 54,640 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, […]

Impeachment managers: Armed Michigan rally was a ‘state-level dress rehearsal’ for Jan. 6 insurrection

By: - February 11, 2021

Democratic U.S. House impeachment managers said Thursday that an armed rally at the Michigan Capitol on April 30 was “a state-level dress rehearsal” for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The U.S. Senate trial is being held to determine whether to convict former President Donald Trump for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection […]

Michigan reports another 1,284 COVID cases

By: - February 11, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Thursday that a total of 572,179 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 15,052 have died from the virus — an additional 1,284 cases and 75 deaths since Wednesday. The state notes that 55 of Thursday’s additional deaths come from its most recent review of […]

Dems raise pro-Trump TCF Center protest in second Trump impeachment trial, show Kildee video

By: - February 10, 2021

Democratic U.S. House impeachment managers pointed to Michigan Wednesday while building their case in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The U.S. Senate trial is being held to determine whether to convict Trump for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The Democratic-led U.S. House impeached Trump last month. […]

Michigan reports 915 new COVID cases, 12 deaths 

By: - February 10, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that a total of 570,895 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,977 have died from the virus — an additional 915 cases and 12 deaths since Tuesday. DHHS also reports that an additional 54,075 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, […]

Michigan reports 60 new COVID deaths

By: - February 9, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that a total of 569,980 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,965 have died from the virus — an additional 563 cases and 60 deaths since Monday. The state notes that 31 of Tuesday’s additional deaths come from its most recent review of […]

Michigan closing in on 570K COVID cases, 15K deaths

By: - February 8, 2021

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that 569,417 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,905 have died from the virus, which is an additional 1,769 cases and 11 deaths since Saturday. In September, the state stopped releasing case, death and testing numbers on Sundays, citing staff shortages and variance […]

From guns in schools to COVID emergency powers: Key bills in the new Legislature so far

By: - February 7, 2021

During their first month in office, members of the 101st Michigan Legislature have introduced 275 bills, and several more resolutions, addressing topics ranging from gun control to the COVID-19 pandemic. Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature, in the House with a six-seat margin and the Senate with a four-seat margin. Two additional Senate seats […]

Michigan reports 1,379 new COVID cases, 19 deaths

By: - February 5, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 566,630 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,797 have died from the virus — an additional 1,379 cases and 19 deaths since Thursday. DHHS also reports that an additional 52,869 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, […]