Stories tagged: "Mike Shirkey"


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Why Calling Michigan’s Leaders ‘Witches’ Is the Perfect Summary of Modern Sexism

In response to the latest in a long line of misogynist scandals in the Legislature, a group called Michigan Witches Against Patriarchy is protesting at the Capitol Wednesday.

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)
Michigan Republicans Have Held Back COVID Relief for Two Weeks

Money to help smooth vaccine distribution, keep Michiganders in homes, and help schools during the pandemic is waiting in Lansing. Republicans won't spend it.

Rep. Anthony, consultant Alisa Parker, Rep Bolden and Sen. Geiss.
Michigan’s BIPOC Leaders Call Out Republican Inaction on Racist Intimidation

Republican leaders have excused groups who have used racist symbolism while attacking the state capitol. Women of color won't let that slide.

Photo courtesy Rep. Hall.
Proposed Republican Legislation Would Decimate Michigan’s Unemployment Trust Fund

The trust fund helps out-of-works Michiganders stay afloat during the pandemic. These are the leaders undermining it.

In this April 15, 2020 photo, protesters carry guns outside the Capitol Building in Lansing, Mich. Attorney General Dana Nessel said Friday, May 8, 2020, that a commission overseeing the state Capitol can legally ban guns from the building, contradicting panel leaders' contention that only the Legislature can do so. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
‘Judgment Day’ In Lansing Is Here — And Authorities Are Prepared to Make Arrests

The Judgment Day protests are underway, but Michigan authorities are clear that they won’t tolerate more death threats or defiance of social distancing.