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In heated Friday session, GOP leaders create Republican-heavy oversight committee on Whitmer

BY: - April 24, 2020

While Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the details of her new “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order extension at a press conference Friday, state lawmakers met in Lansing to spar over and eventually pass controversial GOP-led legislation aimed at limiting her powers. The unusual Friday session was called Thursday morning by Republican leadership. On the docket for […]

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Whitmer extends stay-home order, but allows some businesses to open

BY: - April 24, 2020

Updated, 6:39 a.m. 4/24/20 As the number of new COVID-19 cases per day in Michigan begins to fall, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended the state’s stay-home order to May 15. At the same time, she said certain businesses will be allowed to open and other restrictions will be lifted. “As we’ve seen our numbers begin to […]

Bills aim to bring solar energy to more Michiganders

BY: - October 23, 2019

A group of lawmakers have announced bipartisan legislation geared at making it easier for Michigan residents to invest in solar. The bills, collectively called the “Powering Michigan Forward” package, were introduced at the state Capitol on Tuesday by state Sens. Tom Barrett (R-Charlotte), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan), and state Reps. Gregory […]

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Tlaib grills Facebook CEO Zuckerberg over hate speech

BY: - October 23, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib pressed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday over the company’s policy to allow politicians to violate its rules on speech. The social media company announced recently that it will allow politicians to skirt Facebook’s community standards, stating that it isn’t the company’s place to censor newsworthy speech. “Why should […]

Lawmakers walk out amid protest after panel advances bills cramping powers of new governor, AG

BY: - December 4, 2018

A controversial bill to allow the Michigan Legislature to “intervene” in any state legal case moved forward after a House committee ending hearing ended early due to protest, all while a false alarm bomb scare played out one block away.