State Government

Judge rejects Karamo’s election lawsuit, says it would disenfranchise Detroit voters

BY: - November 7, 2022

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny rejected on Monday GOP Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo’s lawsuit attempting to disqualify absentee voters in Detroit, calling it “unprecedented” and “intolerable.” “Such harm to the citizens of the city of Detroit, and by extension the citizens of the state of Michigan, is not only unprecedented, it […]

Parents say gender-affirming health care is ‘life-affirming care’ for their trans children

BY: - November 7, 2022

The American Medical Association says gender transition-related care for minors can be “medically necessary.” But some Republican lawmakers, including several in Michigan, want to place those doctors, and the parents of those children, in prison for life. But debates in which the medical and political spheres collide can often leave the actual people involved more […]

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 […]

New Human Rights Campaign leader: ‘We’re not going back’ on LGBTQ+ rights

BY: - November 4, 2022

After an onslaught of right-wing attacks on the LGBTQ+ community over the last few years, incoming Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Kelley Robinson says she is hopeful that the tide will turn on Tuesday. “I think that once we are able to really claim some victories on Tuesday, we’ll be able to actually get broader […]

Michigan COVID cases decline but hospitalizations rise, state reports

BY: - November 1, 2022

Michigan is reporting 11,651 new COVID-19 cases, according to a weekly report the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. That’s a small decline from the last report, when the state said there were 12,167 new cases for the week. A total of 2,897,827 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start […]

State reports small drop in Michigan COVID cases, hospitalizations

BY: - October 25, 2022

Michigan is reporting 12,167 new COVID-19 cases, according to a weekly report the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. That’s a small drop from the last report, when the state said there were 12,414 new cases for the week. The department reports a total of 2,886,176 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 […]

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 […]

Since before Roe fell to present day: Where Dixon and Whitmer stand on abortion rights

BY: - October 20, 2022

Abortion has been one of the top issues for voters this election season, and the two nominees running for governor have taken starkly different approaches to campaigning on the issue.  Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has centered her support for abortion rights in her campaign, saying repeatedly she is “fighting like hell” against the state’s 91-year-old […]

EPA, enviro groups file last flurry of comments for Army Corps’ review of Line 5 tunnel

BY: - October 18, 2022

As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, wrapped up the first comment period Friday for its forthcoming review of Enbridge’s Line 5 tunnel project, the last flurry of comments recently filed include those from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and several prominent Michigan and Midwest environmental groups. The EPA, the Michigan […]

Where Whitmer and Dixon stand on public education, vouchers and school safety

BY: - October 18, 2022

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon haven’t had much in common during their time on the campaign trail, but they have both put education high on their list of priorities.  However, their proposals to address issues in the state’s K-12 education system couldn’t be more different. Dixon, who will be facing […]

Whitmer vetoes latest GOP attempt to curb emergency executive authority

BY: - October 17, 2022

Arguing that they did not “grapple with the real threats that sometimes necessitate swift action,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday vetoed eight bills that would have either curtailed or limited executive branch emergency powers. “We as leaders have a responsibility to put Michiganders’ safety and security first,” the Democratic governor said in her veto message […]