Mallory McMorrow

Local group ‘disgusted’ by Lucido photo

BY: - August 2, 2021

An organization that has called for the resignation of Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido is “disgusted” by a recent photograph on social media that involves a birthday party fundraiser for him held on Thursday. It shows the GOP official’s right hand on the buttocks of a woman.  “You would think someone with four sexual harassment […]

Judge on alleged ‘inappropriate’ touching by Lucido: ‘If I don’t speak up, how is anything going to change?’

BY: - March 22, 2021

Updated, 6:26 p.m., 3/23/21 with comments from Lucido Ingham County Judge Lisa McCormick said in an interview with the Advance this month that then-state Sen. Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Twp.) in 2019 inappropriately touched her during a formal meeting.  Lucido last year stepped down from the Legislature after winning his race for Macomb County prosecutor. Gov. […]

Senator says she knows taking 12 weeks of maternity leave could hurt her politically

BY: - February 19, 2021

First-term state Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) took to Twitter Friday to talk about her first few weeks of parenthood, stresses on families during the pandemic and her decision to take a full 12 weeks of maternity leave. Happy Friday and happy 3 weeks with this little burrito. It's been exhausting, eye-opening, wonderful, and the […]

Updated: Michigan Capitol reopens at 9 a.m. after another threat

BY: - January 7, 2021

Updated, 10:10 a.m., 1/7/21 The Michigan Capitol Building reopened at 9 a.m. Thursday after a threat was made. The Michigan State Police (MSP) said that a call at 6:40 a.m. came into the Michigan State Capitol Facilities Control Office in Lansing, in which a male caller made a bomb threat. Notifications were immediately made to […]

Plenty cooking in Lame Duck, but little COVID-19 action so far

BY: - December 4, 2020

There are a number of coronavirus-related bills that have been introduced in Michigan’s House and Senate. But even as the Legislature packs its agendas before the end of this term, most bills haven’t seen any further action.  The House took votes Tuesday and Wednesday this week and the Senate did on Thursday. Both chambers are […]


Rick Haglund: Why does Michigan still lag in the race to attract and keep talent?

BY: - August 22, 2020

Local officials cheered Amazon’s recent announcement that it would build a $400 million distribution center, promising 1,200 jobs at the long-vacant Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit.  “We need good-paying jobs and jobs of the future,” Mayor Mike Duggan said about the positions, which are expected to pay about $15 an hour, plus benefits. State Sen. […]


Moss on LGBTQ Pride Month: ‘I’m begging for respect in the chamber’

BY: - June 25, 2020

For the sixth time as a state lawmaker, state Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) on Wednesday urged his colleagues in the Senate to pass a resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. And for the sixth time, both chambers of the GOP-controlled Legislature opted out of voting on such measures. “I’m begging for respect in the […]

LG Gilchrist on Floyd protests: ‘To everyone who feels unheard, I hear you’

BY: - May 31, 2020

Protests rocked major cities across the country again on Saturday, including Detroit, as thousands gathered to voice their anguish and frustration about George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man who died after a Minnesota police officer pinned him down with his knee on his neck. Detroit NAACP President Wendell Anthony has characterized Floyd’s killing as a […]

GOP senator calls female colleagues ‘shrill,’ accuses them of ‘feigned’ outrage during COVID-19 crisis

BY: - May 28, 2020

Tensions boiled over in the state Senate chamber during session Thursday, with one Democratic state lawmaker saying she walked out of session after hearing a Republican senator describe her female colleagues in dismissive and sexist terms. “The ability to simply generalize who is and who isn’t in support of your district or your people … […]

A proposed ‘cocktail-to-go’ bill may let you take your drink outside 

BY: - May 25, 2020

New bills introduced in the Legislature would permit restaurants to offer takeaway alcoholic drinks and public consumption in some areas.  State Sens. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) and Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) introduced legislation Thursday that would allow for open alcohol containers in designated public spaces in response to other restrictions to stop the spread of […]

Dems warn inaction on guns could lead to violence at Capitol Thursday

BY: - May 13, 2020

Update, 4:41 p.m., 5/13/20: Both the House and Senate have now canceled session Thursday. Check back at the Advance for further coverage.  Fears are ramping up among some lawmakers ahead of Thursday’s session, which is set to coincide with a planned armed right-wing protest that organizers have dubbed “judgment day.” “It only takes one person […]

A Senate probe found Lucido sexually harassed women. Now he’s running for Macomb County prosecutor.

BY: - March 25, 2020

State Sen. Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Twp.) says he will run for Macomb County prosecutor this fall. This announcement follows a state Senate sexual harassment investigation this month that resulted in Lucido losing his position chairing the Senate Advice and Consent Committee, which oversees key gubernatorial appointments. Lucido serves on Michigan’s Elder Abuse Task Force, the […]