Michigan Legislature

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With bipartisan support, the Michigan Senate is formally recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month for the first time.


Representative Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) will serve as the Democratic Caucus Chair in the state House of Representatives.
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Lansing Democrat Sarah Anthony has been tapped as the Democratic Caucus Chair in the state House of Representatives. WKAR’s Abigail Censky spoke with Anthony about the challenges she’ll face as a leader for the minority in a time of divided government.

The Senate Oversight Committee hearing into ballot counting at the TCF center in Detroit lasted seven hours. The hearing was filled with conspiracy theories and debunked claims.
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In a conspiracy laden seven-hour hearing, Republican poll challengers and watchers testified in front of the Michigan Senate Oversight Committee. Despite accusations, they did not provide evidence of widespread voter fraud. 

Max Bischel
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Michigan’s Legislature voted Wednesday to legalize sports betting and internet gambling. The federal ban was lifted by the Supreme Court in 2018.

The bills approved will expand options for gamblers in Michigan, which will become the 20th state to authorize sports wagers and the fifth to allow casino-style games to be played online.

Current Sports host Al Martin invited Max Bischel of Gambling.com to discuss how big of an impact this could have on the state’s economy.


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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she wants to pause the implementation of work requirements for adults in Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program until a lawsuit is resolved, but doing so would require an agreement from Republican lawmakers.

Attorney General Dana Nessel
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The state Attorney General has recommendations for changes to bills on expunging criminal records. The bills are up for debate in the state Legislature.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer reportedly flew to Deleware to meet with former Vice President Joe Biden as he nears his touted vice presidential decision.
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer wants Republican leaders to come to the bargaining table. 


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Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the budgets on their way to her desk are “a mess.”

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The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Thursday gave final approval to a K-12 budget that would boost base per-student funding for most schools by $240, or 3%.

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Michigan's Legislature has approved a bill that would exempt some Medicaid recipients from having to meet monthly reporting rules if the state can verify their compliance with work requirements through other data.

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