Women’s March draws more than 1,000 in Detroit despite controversy

BY: - January 19, 2019

More than 1,000 people braved snowy conditions and attended today Women’s March at Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. “This freedom that we have is not free. It was fought for. It was cried over. It was prayed for by someone for you. The cost of that freedom is this movement and […]

If Trump came to Michigan, would it really be a SOTU address?

BY: - January 19, 2019

Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) may have made a splash on Friday by inviting President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech in the state Capitol. While critics expressed skepticism that such an event would ever happen, there’s another debate taking place. Historians disagree whether a presidential address in Lansing would […]

Gerrymandering suit settlement could spark political showdown for 2020

BY: - January 19, 2019

Voters may have believed they settled the issue of how to draw fairer legislative and congressional districts in Michigan when they voted for Proposal 2 on Nov. 6. But a new front in the redistricting fight could open up before the new Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) is seated. And it could mean new maps […]

Chatfield makes play for Trump to move State of Union speech to Michigan

BY: - January 18, 2019

In a move that may get national attention, Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) has submitted an “official invitation” to President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union address in the Michigan Legislature. Trump may not be delivering his speech in Congress, as is tradition, as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) disinvited […]

Judge Miller dies at age 80

BY: - January 18, 2019

Updated, 1:55 p.m., with Attorney General Dana Nessel’s statement: Former Macomb County Judge Donald Miller, husband of longtime former U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, died Friday morning, the Macomb Daily reports. Appointed by Gov. John Engler, Donald Miller served as a circuit court Judge from 1998 until he retired in 2010. He also served for seven […]

Benson: Michigan’s team of female executives is a ‘win-win’

BY: - January 18, 2019

As the first Democrat to serve as Michigan Secretary of State in almost 25 years, Jocelyn Benson is also part of a brand-new leadership team in the state. Michigan is the only state in the country with women in top four leadership posts: Benson, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Chief Justice Bridget […]

Democrats stand ready to grill DeVos

BY: - January 18, 2019

Betsy DeVos could have a tough year ahead. President Trump’s education secretary, who also is a Michigan billionaire, has been a prime target of Democrats and liberal groups since she was nominated for the post in late 2016. DeVos has been under fire for her high-profile policy moves on issues like campus sexual assault, civil […]

With Engler out and Nassar settlement over, MSU hunts for permanent leader

BY: - January 18, 2019

With former Gov. John Engler out as interim president at Michigan State University, trustees say the university can finally begin healing from the scandal and emotional trauma left by years of hidden sexual abuse from former MSU gymnastics Dr. Larry Nassar. The board voted unanimously on Thursday morning to accept Engler’s resignation immediately and replace […]

Nessel, left, and Engler, right

AG to question Engler in Nassar investigation

BY: - January 18, 2019

Attorney General Dana Nessel plans to question former Michigan State University interim President John Engler in its ongoing probe into decades of campus sexual abuse perpetrated by former gymnastics Dr. Larry Nassar. Engler tendered his resignation on Wednesday and the MSU Board of Trustees accepted it immediately at its meeting Thursday morning. Attorney General spokeswoman […]

A statue on MSU's campus adorned with a teal ribbon

Whitmer: MSU has a ‘clean slate’ after Engler

BY: and - January 17, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Michigan State University alumna and a sexual assault survivor, said on Thursday that the university has a chance to move forward now that interim President John Engler has resigned.  Whitmer, a Democrat, did not mention the GOP former governor by name in a statement. She also didn’t mention the name of MSU […]

Special committee formed for no-fault fix

BY: - January 17, 2019

As lowering Michigan’s auto insurance rates is a key legislative priority, the state House of Representatives has announced the membership of a special committee to tackle the issue. Chaired by state Rep. Jason Wentworth (R-Clare), the nine-member special committee also includes Reps. Daire Rendon (R-Lake City) as vice chair and Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Twp.) as […]

Lawrence to help lead women’s caucus

BY: - January 17, 2019

U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) has been elected co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Women’s Caucus. She will share duties with U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.). “Working together to support the needs of women and families is a cornerstone of our country’s overall success,” Lawrence said. “I am committed to continue to collaborate in creating legislation […]