Michigan politics

AG Bill Schuette
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A victim of human trafficking is crediting Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in a new TV ad launched by his gubernatorial campaign.

Lee Chatfield
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What happens when a state lawmaker brings a gun to an airport?

That question is playing out for a Republican in Northern Michigan.

State Representative Lee Chatfield had an unregistered loaded gun in his luggage when he went to board a flight at a tiny airport in Pellston in July.


In a new documentary film, Bridge Magazine traverses Michigan to examine our political differences and what it might take to bring us together. “Michigan Divided” will have its premiere on Wednesday at a public conference on the MSU campus.


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On this edition of Current State: Former MSU and USAG doctor Larry Nassar faces his victims in court; The 2018 North American International Auto Show opens to the public; A round-up of this week in Michigan politics, and more.


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Democrat Andy Schor bid farewell to the state House of Representatives yesterday, as he prepares to serve as mayor of Lansing.


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A local official in northern Michigan refuses to apologize for sharing Facebook posts calling for the killing of “every last Muslim” and for nuclear weapons to be used on the world’s 10-largest Muslim-majority cities.

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CORRECTION: The proposed legislation would repeal currently required safety training.

A leading gun rights advocate says he opposes proposed legislation that would require safety training for people who want a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Michigan.


Clinton County Sheriff Lawrence Jerue photo
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Clinton County Sheriff Lawrence Jerue says he doesn’t think signs were missed in the suicide death of State Representative John Kivela. While being arrested, Kivela reportedly tried to walk in front of traffic on southbound US-127 and told the arresting officer “my life is over.”


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A former Ingham County Commissioner has announced plans to run for the state House in the 69th district, where she would replace term-limited Representative Sam Singh.

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A package of bills aiming at expanding the state’s Freedom of Information Act moves to the Senate floor this week, after passing unanimously in the Michigan House of Representatives.


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The state is close to running out of money to clean thousands of abandoned, polluted properties all across Michigan.

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If you’re expelled or resign from your seat in the legislature, you shouldn’t get to run for the seat you vacated. That’s the logic behind a bill making progress in Lansing.

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Some Democrats in the state House want to make literacy a constitutional right. But not everyone is onboard.

Paid sick leave bills introduced by MI Democrats

Mar 2, 2017
Jim Ananich at podium
Michigan Senate Democrats

Democrats in Lansing and President Donald Trump may have finally found an issue they can agree on: paid sick leave.

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Advocates and lawmakers gathered Wednesday in Lansing with the message that there are too many people incarcerated and too few opportunities for inmates to reform themselves upon release.

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