Kyle Davidson

Kyle Davidson

Kyle Davidson was a reporting intern for the Michigan Advance. A recent MSU graduate, Kyle studied journalism and political science. He has reported on community events, breaking news, state policy, and the environment for outlets including the Lansing State Journal, the Detroit Free Press and Capital News Service.

Pence stumps for Barrett, stresses inflation, border security and military support

By: - November 4, 2022

Former Vice President Mike Pence joined Republican state Sen. Tom Barrett (R-Charlotte) on Friday for a “Flip the House” event in his hometown.  Barrett is in a heated race against U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) in the 7th Congressional District, which includes Clinton, Ingham, Livingston and Shiawassee counties, most of Eaton County and parts of […]

Secretary of State says election results should be available within 24 hours of polls closing, warns about misinformation

By: - November 4, 2022

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson assured voters that the Tuesday election will be safe, secure and accurate while speaking at a press conference on Thursday.  Voters can also expect to hear election results within 24 hours of polls closing, Benson said. This is due to the state law, which only allows limited processing of […]

Court tosses GOP lawsuit seeking more Republican election inspectors in Flint

By: - November 3, 2022

A Genesee Circuit Court Judge dismissed a lawsuit on Wednesday that would require Flint to hire more Republican election inspectors.  The lawsuit was filed by the Michigan Republican Party and the Republican National Committee due to concerns the city had violated the party’s rights under Michigan state law for an “equal number as nearly as […]

Obama rallies with Michigan Democratic ticket, speaks out against political division

By: - October 30, 2022

In the packed gymnasium of Detroit’s Renaissance High School, the Michigan Democratic ticket rallied alongside former president Barack Obama on Saturday, asking supporters to bring their friends, family and neighbors to the polls.  With 10 days until the election, the candidates and officials emphasized the importance of voting rights, abortion and other key policy issues.  […]

Former Mich. election director: Proposal 2 voting reforms are ‘nothing new’ in the U.S.

By: - October 27, 2022

Former Michigan Director of Elections Chris Thomas on Thursday discussed potential benefits of Proposal 2, a statewide voting rights constitutional amendment, and detailed how he believes it’s been mischaracterized through misinformation. “There’s nothing new or novel about this proposal that isn’t being done around the country today. We’ve invented nothing here,” Thomas said during a […]

How Proposal 1 would alter term limits and require financial disclosure for some officials

By: - October 23, 2022

On Nov. 8, Michigan voters could make some big changes to how the Legislature functions with a constitutional amendment altering term limits and introducing rules for financial disclosures for some elected officials.  Proposal 1, placed on the ballot by the Legislature in May, would modify term limits for Michigan’s Legislature to allow legislators to serve […]

AG opinion: State canvassers could face legal action, suspension if they don’t perform legal duties

By: - October 20, 2022

Following multiple deadlocks from the Michigan State Board of Canvassers (BSC), state Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) consulted with the Department of the Attorney General about potential legal consequences if a board member fails to perform their duties.  In Michigan, the Board of Canvassers is responsible for certifying election results, as well as certifying petitions for […]

As Long COVID wreaks havoc on people and the workforce, experts call for more support

By: - October 15, 2022

In April 2020, Anna VanderLaan, a health care worker in Wyoming outside Grand Rapids, began feeling symptoms of COVID-19 while at work. The next day she tested positive for the virus, and within five days she was in intensive care on a ventilator. After six weeks and a tracheostomy that allowed her to be taken […]

Kildee, White House officials tout $213M in federal funding for clean water in Michigan

By: - October 14, 2022

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) on Friday welcomed representatives from the White House and the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) to discuss increased funding for water infrastructure. Kildee hosted Mitch Landrieu, White House infrastructure coordinator and senior advisor to the president; Debra Shore, the regional administrator for the Environmental Protections Agency; and […]

Updated: MSU President Samuel Stanley resigns, citing lack of confidence in trustees

By: - October 13, 2022

Updated, 2:49 p.m.. 5:10 p.m., 10/13/22, with additional comments from Gov. Whitmer In a video released to the university Thursday morning, Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley gave his 90-day notice of resignation. Stanley’s decision to resign follows votes of no confidence in the university’s Board of Trustees from MSU’s Faculty Senate and the Associated […]

Rep. Brixie: ‘My abortion is none of your business’ 

By: - October 8, 2022

With a month until Election Day, state Rep. Julie Brixie (D-Meridian Twp.) joined more than 100 people on the Capitol steps rallying in support of abortion rights and more pro-choice women in politics.  The event at the Capitol was one of more than 415 “Women’s Wave” rallies organized by the Women’s March slated across the […]

DTE, Consumers Energy face audits due to outages and safety concerns

By: - October 7, 2022

Following concerns about DTE Electric Co. and Consumers Energy Co.’s  progress in reducing power outages and keeping the public away from downed lines, the Michigan Public Safety Commission (MPSC) this week ordered its staff to begin a third-party audit of the utility companies. The commission also ordered DTE and Consumers to report on their compliance […]