Stories tagged: "legislation"


Michigan’s Legislative Loophole, Part 2: The Deception

In Part 2, we put the indirect initiative loophole under the microscope to highlight three levels of deception that can be used to exploit the process.

The Will of the 8%: Michigan’s Legislative Loophole

A four-part investigation into Michigan's legislative loophole, the indirect initiative.

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‘Wyatt’s Law’ Will Create a Statewide Child Abuse Registry to Protect Michigan’s Kids

"Had there been a searchable registry for convicted child abusers, I know this would have never happened to Wyatt," his mother, Erica Hammel said.

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What a New Law Designed to Save the US Postal Service Means for Michigan

“Many voters in our County are dismayed that Rep. John Moolenaar and many of his Republican [colleagues] continue to vote against the interests of his rural constituents,” said John Helge, a resident of the 4th District. “I believe that they will pay a price for their complacency in November.”

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New Proposed Voting Legislation Would Allow Early In-Person Voting, Ban Guns From Polls

Michigan House Democrats have introduced a package of nine bills that would make voting easier and safer for Michiganders.

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‘Gorgeous Old Buildings’: How Michigan Is Saving Its History While Investing in Its Future

A downtown development project in Sault Ste. Marie is bringing back a historic building. That’s a trend throughout the state.

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Gov. Whitmer Vetoes Bill Expanding Healthcare Providers’ Immunity During Pandemic

Legal loopholes are the source of a back-and-forth between Michigan's governor and the State Legislature.