Michigan Senate

The Michigan Libertarian Party held its nominating convention this past weekend in Gaylord. That’s in time to meet Monday’s deadline to turn in to the state a slate of candidates for the November ballot.
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For the first time in years, the state Legislature has overturned a governor’s executive order. 

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s plans to restructure the state Department of Environmental Quality could be over.

Michigan House of Representatives
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State senators and representatives will officially return to Lansing this week for the Legislature’s 100th session. Republicans have controlled the state Legislature for years and this session will be no different, but Democrats have picked up seats in both chambers.

Jocelyn Benson
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The Republican-led Michigan Senate voted Thursday to strip campaign finance oversight from the secretary of state and have a bipartisan commission handle the functions instead, less than a month before a Democrat leads the office for the first time in two dozen years.

Mackinac Bridge
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The Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to facilitate a deal to replace a contentious 65-year-old oil pipeline in the Great Lakes, approving legislation to empower a new authority to oversee the construction and operation of a utility tunnel that would encase the new pipeline.

Michigan Panel Oks Scaling Back Minimum Wage, Sick Time Laws

Nov 28, 2018
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Michigan's Republican-led Legislature began voting Wednesday to substantially scale back citizen-initiated minimum wage and paid sick leave laws, making changes requested by a business lobby that criticized the new requirements as expensive and burdensome.

Bettie Cook Scott and Stephanie Chang
Michigan House Democrats

A black Detroit lawmaker has apologized for using racial slurs against an Asian-American opponent for state Senate.

John James, a Farmington Hills Republican, is in his second bid for Michigan's U.S. Senate seat. He's outraised Democrat incumbent Senator Gary Peters four times, but is behind Peters in the polls.
Courtesy of John James

President Donald Trump is endorsing John James in Michigan's Republican primary for U.S. Senate, tweeting that he rarely has seen such a "spectacular" candidate with "such great potential."

Groesbeck Golf Course sign and club house.
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A bill has been passed in the Michigan House and Senate that will allow the City of Lansing to charge nonresidents more than residents for use of Groesbeck Golf Course. Katie Cook reports.




Michigan motorists would have to allow 3 feet of clearance while passing a bike on the road under legislation approved by the state Senate.