Pete Lucido

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 […]

Women leaders speak up about harassment, misogyny in Michigan politics

BY: - May 22, 2021

It’s been a tumultuous year and a half in Lansing. Aside from the Michigan Capitol being the epicenter of armed protests, threats to officials over COVID-19 orders and the 2020 election, and even being part of an alleged right-wing plot to blow up the building, many leaders and staff have said the culture within the […]

‘Enough is enough’: Macomb women’s group calls on Lucido to resign

BY: - April 27, 2021

A new grassroots organization of Macomb County women is demanding the resignation of their county’s new prosecutor, Republican former state Sen. Peter Lucido, citing a pattern of behavior they say makes him unfit to represent Macomb County families seeking justice. The Macomb Accountability Project held a virtual press conference Tuesday morning and encouraged others to […]

#MeToo was founded by a Black woman. So why are the voices of Michigan women of color often missing on the issue?

BY: - April 27, 2021

Inforum Michigan, a leading women’s organization, was recently holding a virtual information session to discuss the issue of sexual assault when Kalimah Johnson happened to stumble on the conversation via social media. Given that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, who is African American, was a featured guest, Johnson […]

McDonald aims to bring human-first approach to Oakland County prosecutor’s office

BY: - April 14, 2021

A big shift is underway in Oakland County. Karen McDonald, just 103 days into her role as county prosecutor, is making way for a new type of prosecutor’s office — one that she says values humanity and fairness more than it values obtaining a conviction. McDonald is part of a growing wave of criminal justice […]

Legal experts file misconduct complaint against Lucido for ‘politically motivated’ nursing home investigation

BY: - March 29, 2021

Three legal experts from Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania have asked that the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission (AGC) investigate Macomb County Prosecutor and former state Sen. Peter Lucido for his legal inquiry into Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s nursing home policies. Lucido, a Republican who expressed a desire to run against Whitmer for the governorship in 2022 […]

Senate Republicans OK $1.25M for prosecutors if they investigate Whitmer nursing home policies

BY: - March 26, 2021

On the last day of session before a two-week break, the GOP-led Michigan Senate on Thursday adopted a bill that would set aside grant money for local prosecutors who investigate Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s nursing home policies. Senate Bill 27, sponsored by Sen. Jim Stamas (R-Midland), would appropriate $1.25 million for Fiscal Year 2021 ending Sept. […]

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. […]

Nessel denies GOP request for state nursing home policies probe

BY: - March 16, 2021

Attorney General Dana Nessel will not be opening an investigation into the state’s handling of COVID-19 policies in nursing homes, her office announced Monday, in response to a February request from eight Senate Republicans to “investigate claims of abuse and neglect.” In a five-page letter to state Sen. Jim Runestad (R-White Lake), Nessel disputed a […]

Coulter leads in Dem Oakland County exec race, 2 progressives ahead in big prosecutor primaries

BY: and - August 5, 2020

There were some big primaries for top local government offices on Tuesday, particularly in populous Southeast Michigan counties. Here’s a look at where top races stand: Oakland County Executive Incumbent Democrat Dave Coulter has held a steady lead over challenger Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner as Oakland County executive. Coulter has 53.3% to Meisner’s 46.7% […]

Lawmakers want answers on nursing homes as 3K COVID-19 cases reported 

BY: - May 13, 2020

State senators on Wednesday voiced concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on resident and employee safety in Michigan’s assisted living facilities. In its Monday update, the state reported 3,089 COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities. Nursing homes across the country have been hot spots for the disease. State officials fielded a number of the senators’ […]

What happens if the Legislature fights Whitmer’s state of emergency extension? 

BY: - April 3, 2020

As Michigan has surpassed 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 400 deaths, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is seeking to extend the state of emergency, which would allow an extension of measures like “Stay Home, Stay Safe” set to expire April 13. “We know that we are in for a tough three, four, five, six weeks here in […]