AG Dana Nessel

Nessel praises lawmakers for elder abuse awareness resolutions

BY: - June 15, 2021

Attorney General Dana Nessel commended the Michigan House and Senate Tuesday for recognizing the day as Elder Abuse Awareness Day and for declaring June 2021 as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. The Democratic attorney general has prioritized elder abuse issues since her first months in office. In March 2019, Nessel teamed up with Michigan Supreme Court […]

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Nessel says she isn’t the proper defendant for minimum wage, paid sick leave lawsuit

BY: - June 8, 2021

Updated, 9:05 p.m., 6/8/21 with additional comments Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a motion Monday in response to a lawsuit that aims for an increase in the state’s minimum wage and appropriate paid sick time, arguing that she isn’t the right defendant for the suit. The lawsuit, Mothering Justice, et al v Nessel, challenges the […]

Nessel ‘very confident’ Michigan will prevail in fight to shut down Enbridge Line 5

BY: - December 22, 2020

Attorney General Dana Nessel fully expects a favorable outcome from the state’s lawsuit against Canadian oil company Enbridge, she told reporters in a year-end roundtable on Tuesday, which she is ‘optimistic’ will mean that the controversial Line 5 pipeline under the Mackinac Straits will be decommissioned by late spring. Nessel also announced plans to pursue […]

State settles lawsuit seeking former AG Schuette’s private emails

BY: - November 25, 2020

Years after a lawsuit was filed by a liberal advocacy group seeking former Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette’s private emails, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced a settlement agreement Wednesday. In 2016, Progress Michigan sought out Schuette’s private emails which he used to conduct public business. But the former attorney general denied the Freedom of Information […]

GOP leaders join anti-Whitmer rally after FBI reports murder plot against her

BY: - October 8, 2020

Hours after news broke about a militia plot to kidnap and kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) and State House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) took to the Capitol steps during a right-wing anti-Whitmer rally Thursday. “This is no time to be weak in our commitment to freedom,” Shirkey said to the […]