Stories tagged: "Justin Amash"

Rep. Justin Amash, formerly a Republican and currently an Independent, is among the five Michigan members of Congress to vote against the $2,000 coronavirus stimulus. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
These Five Michigan Reps. Voted Against $2,000 Coronavirus Relief

The House passed a measure to boost coronavirus relief payments to $2,000 on Monday. But five Michiganders in the lower house of Congress opposed it.

Bright Lights—in the Skies, in Our Hearts, and on Homes: Michigan’s Weekly News Quiz

If Christmas isn't your thing, prepare to get the last question wrong.

In this image from video, Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. Mitchell said Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 he is leaving the Republican Party and becoming an independent to protest efforts to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump.
Rep. Paul Mitchell Is Just the Latest Michigan Republican to Ditch the GOP

"It is unacceptable for political candidates to treat our election system as though we are a third-world nation," said the now-former Republican.

These Five Laws Helped Shape Michigan’s 2020

The world events that shaped Michigan's tumultuous 2020 were themselves shaped by laws, some old and some new, that clarified the chaos of the year.

Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
Justin Amash Has a Plan To Hold Cops Accountable for Wrongful Deaths

Qualified immunity stops lawsuits against police officers before they even begin, and a conservative Trump critic from Michigan wants that to stop.

Photo courtesy the Office of the Governor
Michigan’s August Election: The Next Big Test of Vote-By-Mail

Michigan’s August primary might be the next big test of a vote-by-mail response to a public health crisis like the world hasn’t seen in a century. It could also be a model that world can follow.