Politics


State Sen. Mallory McMorrow speaks with reporters at the Michigan Democratic Party's Election Day watch party in Detroit on Nov. 8, 2022. (Andrew Roth/Michigan Advance)
After Years of Misogyny, Racism and Threats in Lansing, Progressive Women Are in Charge

For the most part, the faces depicting Michigan’s legislative history in the state’s corridors of power are a sea of white men. That trend, however, is changing in Michigan.

Abortion rights protesters attend a rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Democratic Majority Keeps Abortion Access Center Stage in Lansing

Democratic lawmakers who won full control of state government in Michigan have put abortion access at the top of their agenda in the 2023 legislative session.

State Rep. Matt Maddock (R-Milford) (Photo: Laina G. Stebbins/Michigan Advance)
New GOP House Members Complain About Committee Assignments

Several Republican legislators are protesting their committee assignments in the Michigan House as they continue to adjust to the fact that the GOP is now in the minority.

(Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Michigan Democrats Unveil First Moves in New Session

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other Democratic leaders have wasted no time outlining their highly anticipated priorities for the session.

Stabenow's retirement scrambles Michigan Senate race in 2024
Stabenow’s Retirement Scrambles Michigan Senate Race in 2024

Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow announced Thursday that she will not run for a fifth term in 2024, a surprise decision that sets up a scramble by both parties for an open seat in the key battleground state.

Jan. 6 committee docs: Former Michigan GOP chair slams 2020 fake elector plan as ‘insane’
Jan. 6 Committee Docs: Former Michigan GOP Chair Slams 2020 Fake Elector Plan as ‘Insane’

More congressional transcripts from the Jan. 6, 2021, committee have been released, with Michigan-based figures and events continuing to play a major role.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks to the chamber for final votes as the House wraps up its work for the week, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. McCarthy is seeking enough GOP backing to become Democrat Nancy Pelosi's successor when Republicans take control of the House in the new Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Republicans’ Agenda Focuses on Social Security Cuts and Sham Investigations—Not Working Families

Between Republicans’ economic agenda, spurious investigations, and threatened impeachments, the House is looking at a busy but unproductive year.