Stories tagged: "Michigan Legislature"


Photo courtesy the Office of the Governor.
‘Shameful’ Efforts to Impeach Gov. Whitmer Won’t Go to a Vote, Says House Speaker

Despite Republican opposition to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's COVID policies, her handling of the pandemic remains broadly popular.

Black Lives Matter activists in Port Huron, Michigan.
Keep Going Michigan: You Voted. What Now?

Today's voters can be tomorrow's leaders, explain Michigan activists. All it takes is turning political activation into political action.

Aiyash helps campaign for other Democratic legislative candidates ahead of the 2020 election.
Keep Going Michigan: How to Reach Your Representative During a Global Health Emergency

Representative-elect Abraham Aiyash explains the kind of innovation that keeps legislators and constituents connected when face-to-face events aren't safe.

Michigan progressives won re-election this year. Kyra Harris Bolden (top-left), Abraham Aiyash (top-right), Angela Witwer (bottom-left), Laurie Pohutsky (bottom-right) and Rashida Tlaib (center). Photos from their respective offices and the Associated Press.
Republicans Keep Legislative Control as Progressives Keep Influence in Michigan

Here's why progressive legislators will still be heard, even from the minority, as the balance of the Michigan Legislature remains unchanged following the Nov. 3 election.

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What Retaking the Michigan House Means for Democrats

Republicans have held total control over the Michigan legislature for ten years. But Democrats are only a few wins away from changing that.

In this May 7, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian passes The Framing Gallery, closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Michigan lawmakers increasingly frustrated over delayed unemployment benefits for people out of work due to the pandemic are urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to reopen offices so the jobless can get in-person assistance. Legislators from both parties say the dozen offices, closed due to COVID-19, should open their doors again, by appointment only — similarly to what secretary of state branches offer. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Lawmakers Urge Michigan to Reopen Unemployment Offices. Dems Want to Go Even Further.

Here's how Michigan's progressive leaders plan to fix the state's "broken system."

Whitmer's power in crises might be cut.
How Republicans Are Exploiting Coronavirus for an Executive Power Grab in Michigan

It’s a tactic being championed by President Donald Trump.