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Eight former Michigan lawmakers filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging they have been unconstitutionally blocked from running again by “draconian” term-limit restrictions that also prevent voters from backing candidates of their choice.

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The state Legislature plans to go back to its normal schedule this week.

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Mackinac Island could enact rules to restrict the use of drones under legislation heading to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her expected signature.

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New measures would ban abortions after a doctor detects a fetus’s heartbeat. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports bills were introduced Wednesday in the state Senate.

This year Michigan Legislators are trying another time to end the so-called 'tampon tax' in Michigan. They're hoping more women in the legislature will give the bill a better chance of passing this year.
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Every year in Statehouses across the country there are bills that lawmakers call zombies—different versions of a bill they reintroduce year after year that just won’t pass.

This year, one of Michigan’s returning zombies, is a bill to end the so-called ‘Tampon Tax.’

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Top appointees in Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration are officially in their jobs to stay. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the time limit for the state Senate to block many appointees by Whitmer has passed.


Some lawmakers in Lansing want to finish what they started last year when it comes to police taking property.

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The state’s minimum wage might not reach 12 dollars an hour until 2030. That’s if proposed changes to a recently adopted law finish making their way through the state Legislature. The state Senate passed the changes Wednesday.

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The leadership at the state Capitol will look different next year. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the state House and Senate chose its new leadership Thursday.

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A bill introduced in the state senate would prohibit taking a weapon into an airport.

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Some lawmakers in Lansing are trying – once again –  to tackle the state’s car insurance rates. Michigan’s rates are among the highest in the nation.

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State lawmakers want schools and law enforcement to partner up when it comes to school safety. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports state Senate committees passed several bills Tuesday aimed at encouraging that relationship.

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A Republican candidate for governor has been kicked off of his Senate committees. Cheyna Roth reports.