The Michigan Legislature is full of folks who haven’t served in office, are Millennials or Gen X and come from backgrounds in teaching and business. There are more women, but fewer Black lawmakers.
Whitmer sworn in for second term: 8 issues to watch in 2023 in Michigan
At her inauguration, Whitmer pledges to work on gun reform, tax cuts for seniors and legislation surrounding climate control. What else to expect from her next four years.
New Michigan House Speaker Joe Tate: Democrats will seek consensus
The two-term lawmaker, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and former football player will make history as Michigan’s first Black House Speaker.
Right-to-Work battle looms in Michigan: Businesses fear repeal by Democrats
Business leaders warn against picking a divisive fight and urge Democrats to work with Republicans to improve Michigan’s business climate. Data is inconclusive on how the anti-union law impacted Michigan.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson defeats Trump pick Kristina Karamo
The race for secretary of state became a referendum on the 2020 presidential election, which the incumbent Democrat Benson oversaw.
Michigan Congress: Hillary Scholten, Elissa Slotkin win; Dan Kildee, John James lead
In early results, it remains uncertain which party will control Michigan’s congressional delegation.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel defeats Trump pick Matthew DePerno
Democratic AG Dana Nessel prevailed Tuesday over a Republican nominee who threatened to prosecute her and other statewide Democratic leaders if elected.
Kristina Karamo wants to invalidate mail-in ballots – but only in Detroit
Democratic incumbent Jocelyn Benson called a lawsuit arguing Detroit residents should be required to cast their absentee ballots in person “egregious.”
Michigan absentee ballots mailed this week for Nov. 8 election: What to know
What to know about how to register to vote, when to request absentee ballots and more in Michigan.
Michigan’s existing abortion ban is unconstitutional, judge rules
Court of Claims Judge Elizabeth Gleicher issued an opinion Wednesday permanently barring enforcement of Michigan’s long-dormant abortion ban, although appeals are expected.