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This week, several bills aimed at solidifying the rights of LGBTQ+ Michiganders are going to be heard in legislative committees, LGBTQ+ members of Michigan government announced at the opening of … more
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel told the Michigan Advance she is working to ensure gun violence laws can withstand legal scrutiny and are properly enforced. With Democrats taking control of the … more
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan called for changes to how the city’s property taxes are calculated, proposing a tax hike on land and a tax cut on structures. During a Wednesday keynote address at the … more
After struggling for more than three years with a deadly COVID pandemic that broke supply chains and made workers fearful of returning to work, Michigan’s economy has shifted to a higher gear. … more
During the battle over Enbridge’s Line 5 petroleum pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac, the company and its allies have been conjuring up the specter of skyrocketing gas prices if the pipeline … more
SATURDAY, June 3 — Attorneys for Council Member Jeffrey Brown are arguing the Lansing Ethics Board should dismiss a “frivolous” complaint that resulted in an independent … more
Every year, hundreds of legislators, constitutional officers, lobbyists and journalists descend on Mackinac Island for a week filled with dozens of panel discussions, networking on the porch of the … more
As Michigan prepares for changes to its energy infrastructure, state leaders stressed the importance of an equitable transition that doesn’t leave vulnerable populations behind at a Friday climate … more
Like many teenagers, Courtnie Bush looked over her high school class schedule two years ago and had serious doubts that she would be able to make it to the graduation stage on schedule. But in … more
Michigan’s legislative leaders on Thursday sat down at the Mackinac Policy Conference to reach across the aisle, discussing bipartisanship and efforts to find common ground in reshaping the … more
FRIDAY, June 2 — Lansing City Council Member Jeffrey Brown violated the city’s ethics ordinance on two fronts, a report by an independent attorney found after investigating a complaint by … more
A bill in the Michigan Legislature would allow for 16-year-old Michiganders to become pre-registered to vote.  HB 4596, sponsored by state Rep. Betsy Coffia (D-Traverse City), seeks to improve youth … more
WASHINGTON — The bipartisan debt limit bill is on its way to President Joe Biden after the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to clear the measure for his signature. The 63-36 vote followed several … more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to overturn the Biden administration’s one-time student debt relief plan that is on hold due to a pending Supreme Court decision. President Joe … more
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer highlighted her recent policy victories while working with a Democratic-majority Legislature, along with her new plans for economic development during her keynote speech at the … more
Onstage at the Mackinac Policy Conference, Martha Todd, the owner and board chair of the Kalamazoo-based company Kalsec, recalled juggling being a single mom with work and graduate school and how it … more
Former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) spoke out Thursday on caps on defense spending, the Chinese government, the debt ceiling and defending the Constitution from election deniers.  Cheney, who lost … more
A survey centered on life in the Detroit metropolitan area released on Thursday states that 50% of all residents give life evaluations that classify them as “thriving.” However, 52% of city … more
Mark Cuban may own a basketball team, but he came to the Mackinac Policy Conference to hit some zingers with his address. During a conversation that lasted a little more than half an hour, Cuban took … more
Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist told the Michigan Advance on Wednesday that he is looking forward to efforts that would support clean energy, schools and continued investments into Michigan’s economy. At … more
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