Stories tagged: "Senate"


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Michigan Republicans Are Looking to Cut Taxes—But Much More for Corporations Than for Working Families

Michigan just passed a bill to lower taxes—but it’s far more generous to corporations than individuals. Here’s what happens next. 

Meet the Oxford Senator Who’s Pushing for Better Gun Safety Laws

Popular gun safety bills have yet to get time in the Republican-controlled Michigan legislature. But Sen. Rosemary Bayer from Oxford has secured a hearing.

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Michigan Loses a Legend: Carl Levin Dies at 87

As the longest-serving senator to represent Michigan, Carl Levin touched countless lives across generations. Michiganders share their stories after his passing July 29.

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Filibuster FAQs: What Is This Senate Procedure and Why Does It Matter for You?

While it’s easy to tune out all the political noise, the future of this Senate procedure does directly affect you and your family.

Stephanie Chang reflects on the difficulties of 2020, the opportunities it has created for change, and pumpkin pie.
WATCH: How Stephanie Chang Gets It Done, From Fighting for Michigan Water to Baking Pumpkin Pies

State Sen. Stephanie Chang says she sees a lot of Michigan's long-term challenges in sharp focus after 2020, but finds solace in a tough year with her children and pumpkin pie.

Senator Gary Peters, D-Mich., questions Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to examine Department of Homeland Security personnel deployments to recent protests on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Washington. (Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
Gary Peters Projected to Win Michigan Senate Race

With 98% of precincts reporting, Reuters has called the Michigan Senate race for incumbent Democrat Gary Peters over John James.

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The $100 Million Road to a Democratic Senate Majority Runs Through Michigan

Both incumbent Democrat Sen. Gary Peters and his Republican challenger John James pulled out all the stops in one of the most expensive Senate races in the country.