Stories tagged: "Michigan House"

Voters in November could get an opportunity to add abortion rights to the state constitution.
Court Shuts Down Lawmakers Amid Abortion Fight in Michigan

A decision from a three-judge panel at the Court of Appeals means that abortion is still fully legal in all 83 counties across Michigan.

Political tensions have spiked in Michigan. (Steven_Kriemadis from Getty Images Signature via Canva)
What Gets Done When Your Governor’s a Democrat and the State Legislature is Republican?

Over the last few years, a hyper-partisan political climate led by Republican lawmakers in Lansing has helped to transform even common-sense proposals into a tightrope walk down a political minefield.

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

Michigan citizens have more collective power than the Legislature when it comes to passing laws. But a loophole lets MI's Legislature take it away.

2022 State Legislature Races Roundup

Here’s a list of our coverage of candidates for Michigan’s state Legislature. Archived Primary Election Coverage The legislative primary races that could sway control of Michigan The will of the 8%: Michigan’s legislative loophole “It’s about controlling who votes”: The Michigan GOP’s plan to overhaul voting laws Republican candidates in Michigan tell voters to “show...

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Voters Across Michigan Sing Different Tune Against Controversial Republican Candidates

Carol Glanville, a Democrat, won a staunchly red district against a candidate with a history of sharing offensive comments and disinformation. 

MI Rep. Fred Upton speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, May 3, 2017 (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Michigan’s Longest Serving Congressman—Who Voted to Impeach Trump—Is Retiring

"Even the best stories have a last chapter. This is it for me," Rep. Fred Upton (St. Joseph) said on the House floor Tuesday morning.

Screenshot of Robert "RJ" Regan appearing as part of the Rescue Michigan Coalition's live panel
Michigan GOP Candidate Who Made Controversial Rape Remarks Has History of Sexist, Racist, and Anti-Semitic Comments

“Having three daughters, I tell my daughters ‘Well, if rape is inevitable, you should just lie back and enjoy it,’” Robert Regan said. Regan claims his controversial rape comments were a clumsy attempt to make an analogy about the folly of ending efforts to decertify the results of the 2020 election.