Stories tagged: "Michigan House"

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Michigan Senate Advances Bills to Boost Tax Credit, Repeal Pension Tax

The Democratic-controlled Michigan Senate on Thursday approved measures to boost the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit and repeal Michigan’s so-called pension tax, bringing both longtime Democratic priorities one step closer to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk.

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.

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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.

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.

The Austin Blair Statue, erected in 1895, in front of the Michigan State Capitol building. (Shaun Pavone/Shutterstock)
Flip of Michigan Legislature Highlights Role of Fair Maps

An Associated Press analysis of election data indicates that Michigan's new state legislative districts reduced the built-in advantage Republicans had enjoyed over the last decade. It shows that gerrymandering can affect the balance of power in legislatures and, ultimately, the policies they pursue.

3 Things to Know About Denise Mentzer, Candidate for Michigan’s 61st House District (Mount Clemens, Sterling Heights, Clinton Twp.)

Denise Mentzer has been in working peoples' shoes. Now running for the Michigan House of Representatives, she's hoping to be a voice for them.

Three Things to Know About Rep. Kelly Breen, Candidate for Michigan’s 21st House District (Novi, Lyon Township, Farmington, Farmington Hills)

Kelly Breen's top priority is protecting Michigan students. Between learning gaps caused by COVID-19 and gun violence in schools, she's worried.