Michigan politics

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin faced consituents for the first time Wednesday after announcing she now backs an impeachment inquiry.
Amanda Barberena / WKAR-MSU

Hundreds of people crowded into a Grand Traverse Pie Company in East Lansing on Wednesday for Representative Elissa Slotkin’s (MI-08) first in-district public event since she announced she was joining calls for an impeachment inquiry last week.


Michigan House of Representatives
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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%.

vaping products
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Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using vaping devices that prompted a federal investigation.

Michigan House of Representatives
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Marijuana sold in stores would have to have labels warning pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers about the health risks for their fetuses and children under legislation passed Tuesday by the Michigan House.

Justin Amash, Hillary Scholten
WGVU

The Democrat running to replace Michigan Rep. Justin Amash says she raised $100,000 in the first week since announcing her campaign.

People marching in front of the capitol building in Lansing, Michigan
Ray Garcia / WkAR-MSU

On Saturday, the Michigan Pride Festival celebrated its 30th year in Lansing. Upbeat music and rainbow flags were spread out throughout march, which began on Grand Avenue and ended on the steps of the State Capitol building. Those in attendance included drag queens, local politicians, several churches and many families.

Gretchen Whitmer Being Interviewed
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The annual Detroit Regional Chamber Policy Conference is underway on Mackinac Island. Thursday, on the Grand Hotel porch, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan legislation to roll back auto insurance rates in exchange for capping medical coverage.  Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta sat down for a conversation with the Governor.

Elizabeth Warren, presidential candidate
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2020 Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren plans to make two campiagn stops in the Great Lakes State this week to connect with voters in a state that Trump won by only 10,704 votes in the 2016 General Election.

Gretchen Whitmer
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday defended a pending overhaul of Michigan's auto insurance law, saying treatment for injured drivers will "still be there" if they forego what has been a one-of-its-kind, mandatory unlimited personal injury protection benefit.

Larry Inman
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Republican State Representative Larry Inman appeared in federal court in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, facing multiple criminal charges. 


United States Supreme Court Building
Ray Garcia / WKAR-MSU

The United States Supreme Court issued an order Friday stating lawmakers in Lansing can pause their efforts for now when it comes to redrawing Michigan’s political district lines. 


Gavel
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A Lansing couple trying to keep custody of two children can argue that legitimate religious beliefs prevent them from seeking medical care for their children.

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed laws letting Michigan release seriously ill and incapacitated prisoners early by having them treated at nursing homes or hospitals instead.

Vaccine photo
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The list of who can administer emergency opioid overdose medication in Michigan could grow.


Justin Amash
Gordon Evans / WMUK

Members of the politically powerful DeVos family are no longer financially backing a Michigan congressman who is the first Republican on Capitol Hill to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

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