Fred Upton / Facebook

For more than 30 years and under five presidents, Republican Rep. Fred Upton easily won reelection to his southwest Michigan House seat by promoting “common-sense values” and bipartisan accomplishments.

Justin Amash
Gordon Evans / WMUK

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the only Republican in Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, said Thursday he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisan politics and “frightened by what I see from it.”

Larry Inman

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

Gretchen Whitmer

Republican legislative leaders on Wednesday did not rule out the need for tax or other revenue increases to improve Michigan’s deteriorating roads but said they want to see what is proposed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who promised in her State of the State speech to soon outline a “real” fix.

Lee Chatfield

New House Speaker Lee Chatfield said Michigan will always struggle to fund roadwork until it solves the root problem — drivers pay some of the country’s highest taxes at the pump, but not all of the revenue goes to the transportation budget.

chairs and desks
WKAR File Photo

No state has squeezed school spending more in recent decades than Michigan, education researchers said Wednesday in a study that attributes the tightening to tax cuts and notes a corresponding drop in student achievement.  

Gretchen Driskell
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

With the election less than a week away, you’re probably seeing a lot of TV ads for the race in Michigan’s 7th congressional district. We invited Republican incumbent Tim Walberg and Democratic challenger Gretchen Driskell for an interview. Only Driskell, the former mayor of Saline, talked with WKAR’s Reginald Hardwick. 

Joe Biden
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Former Vice President Joe Biden wants Michigan residents to know what’s at stake for the November election. Biden was in Lansing Thursday night to hold a rally for Democratic candidates.

A "Vote Here" sign
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

In just a week, Michigan voters will pick a new governor. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the Republican and Democratic candidates will be traveling the state as the clock ticks down to Election Day. 


Barack Obama
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Former President Barack Obama hopes Democrats can take back Michigan in a couple of weeks.