Stories tagged: "Jocelyn Benson"

Kristina Karamo speaks to Michigan Republican Party delegates Feb. 18, 2023, in Lansing, Mich.  (AP File Photo/Joey Cappelletti)
Gun Safety Reforms Will Not ‘Disarm’ Michiganders—or Recreate the Holocaust

The election denying extremist who is in charge of the Michigan Republican Party has cooked up some offensive new scare tactics to oppose proposed gun safety legislation in Michigan—but they’re just more bizarre conspiracy theories.

As a former member of the House Elections and Ethics committee, Moss has developed a reputation for encouraging transparency in state government. (Jeremy Moss via Facebook)
This Michigan Senator Wants to Shed New Light on State Government

Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and other members of the new Democratic majority in Michigan plan to improve transparency and public accountability in state government, including tweaks to financial disclosure requirements and reforms to the state’s open records laws.

A Road to Restoration clinic participant celebrates getting her license back. (Michigan Secretary of State's Office via Facebook)
Is Your Driver’s License Suspended? Michigan Officials Want to Help.

For the second year, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office is hosting clinics to help drivers with suspended licenses complete the required steps to safely get back behind the wheel.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks at a press conference on Tuesday. (Michigan Secretary of State's Office via Facebook)
Benson Plans to Protect Election Officials in Wake of Threats

After threats against election workers have soared in the wake of a right-wing campaign to push lies about the 2020 election, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Democratic lawmakers announced Tuesday plans to protect election officials and crack down on those intentionally sharing misinformation about elections and voting.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the crowd during inauguration ceremonies, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Historic Term Begins in Michigan, as Gov. Whitmer Takes the Helm for a Second Time

“For the next four years, our task is to ensure that every Michigander, present and future, can succeed."

Former President Donald Trump tosses caps to the crowd as he steps onstage during a rally at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center in Warren, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)
Donald Trump Came to Michigan for Tudor Dixon. He Brought the Conspiracy Theories With Him.

Trump's rallies have always attracted a broad swath of supporters. But after spending much of the last two years obsessively peddling false claims of a stolen election, Trump is increasingly attracting those who have broken with reality—including conspiracy theorists in Michigan.