Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel alleges two conservative operators used robocalls in Detroit and other cities with large African-American populations. The calls claimed that voting could ‘track people for mandatory vaccines.’
Michigan Senate votes to let clerks open absentee ballot envelopes day early
Michigan law now allows clerks to process absentee ballots only on Election Day. Municipal clerks say that would be a “recipe for disaster” this year given an expected surge and would delay results reporting in a closely watched presidential election.
He took down Michigan’s unemployment system. Now, he’s struggling to fix it.
Four years before Steve Gray took over the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, he exposed a false fraud scandal that rocked state government and prompted reforms. Now, some lawmakers are calling for his ouster as he tries to fix a system crushed by record jobless claims amid the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Dehumanized’ by police at 16, Garlin Gilchrist seeks Michigan reforms
Gilchrist, the state’s first African-American lieutenant governor, is helping lead the charge for police reforms amid mass protests after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Conservative appeals court to rehear Detroit ‘right to read’ lawsuit
The full U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear a Detroit literacy case and reconsider a groundbreaking panel ruling that students have a fundamental right to a basic education.