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2021-07-31 17:16:42
by Dan McCue
Detroit, Seattle to Hold Nonpartisan Primaries for Mayor

Seattle and Detroit, the nation’s 18th and 21st largest cities, respectively, according to Politifact, are both holding nonpartisan primaries for... Read More

Seattle and Detroit, the nation’s 18th and 21st largest cities, respectively, according to Politifact, are both holding nonpartisan primaries for mayor on Aug. 3. In Detroit, 10 candidates are running, including incumbent Mike Duggan, who currently is expected to breeze... Read More

Trump Lawyers Might be Penalized Over Michigan Election Case

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether to order financial penalties or other sanctions against some of former... Read More

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether to order financial penalties or other sanctions against some of former President Donald Trump's lawyers who signed onto a lawsuit last year challenging Michigan's election results. The lawsuit alleging widespread fraud... Read More

2021-07-08 20:31:25
by Ansley Puckett
Michigan Governor Signs Bill to Fund Schools’ COVID Recovery Efforts

LANSING. Mich.— Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined students and staff on Wednesday at Ojibwa Elementary in Macomb county to sign... Read More

LANSING. Mich.— Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined students and staff on Wednesday at Ojibwa Elementary in Macomb county to sign a bill that appropriates $4.4 billion in federal COVID relief funding to schools.  According to a release, House Bill 4421... Read More

2021-06-13 12:12:01
by Dan McCue
League of Woman Voters Seek Redistricting Deadline Extension in Michigan

The League of Women Voters of Michigan filed an amicus brief with the state's Supreme Court this week in support... Read More

The League of Women Voters of Michigan filed an amicus brief with the state's Supreme Court this week in support of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission's proposed extended timeline for adopting final redistricting plans. The commission was formed after... Read More

2021-06-03 13:22:34
by TWN Staff
Michigan Creates High Speed Internet Office

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Wednesday establishing the state's first high-speed internet office. The new office will coordinate and... Read More

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Wednesday establishing the state's first high-speed internet office. The new office will coordinate and advance the state’s efforts to ensure that every home and business in Michigan has access to an affordable, reliable high-speed connection that... Read More

2021-06-03 13:21:38
by TWN Staff
Michigan Awards Grants to Restore, Protect Water Quality

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy on Wednesday awarded 11 grants totaling over $4.7 million for watershed... Read More

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy on Wednesday awarded 11 grants totaling over $4.7 million for watershed management projects that will benefit wetlands, lakes and streams. Each grant will reduce sediment, nutrients and other contaminants to help... Read More

2021-04-22 20:10:10
by Dan McCue
Independent Redistricting Off to Rocky Start in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan's first-ever, independent citizens redistricting commission got off to a rocky start earlier this month after its... Read More

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan's first-ever, independent citizens redistricting commission got off to a rocky start earlier this month after its decision to hire an alleged Democratic activist as an advisor inspired a strong backlash from the state’s Republican party. The... Read More

2021-04-02 19:15:38
by Reece Nations
Whitmer Signs Order Establishing Michigan Forensic Science Task Force

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Friday instituting a forensic science task force as an... Read More

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Friday instituting a forensic science task force as an advisory body within the Michigan Department of State Police.  The task force’s role will be to provide recommendations to improve... Read More

Once the Mainstream Model, Michigan GOP Embraces Right Wing

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Josh Venable, a longtime Michigan GOP operative and chief of staff to former U.S. Education Secretary... Read More

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Josh Venable, a longtime Michigan GOP operative and chief of staff to former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, can trace the arc of the state's Republican Party clearly."This was the state where to be Republican was... Read More

2021-01-27 21:46:19
by Reece Nations
Michigan House GOP Unveils Rebuttal to Whitmer’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan House Appropriations Committee Chairman Thomas Albert announced Republicans’ rebuttal to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed COVID-19 recovery... Read More

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan House Appropriations Committee Chairman Thomas Albert announced Republicans’ rebuttal to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed COVID-19 recovery plan.  The House Republicans’ plan would provide roughly $3.5 billion in federal and state funds for employers, families, schools and... Read More

2021-01-05 18:27:25
by Reece Nations
Whitmer Signs Bipartisan State Jail Reform Package

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a comprehensive package of criminal justice reform bills Monday that stemmed from... Read More

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a comprehensive package of criminal justice reform bills Monday that stemmed from policy recommendations by the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration.  The year-long study from key stakeholders and... Read More

2021-01-04 14:38:50
by Sean Trambley
Whitmer Signs $106 Million Bipartisan Relief Bill

LANSING, Mich. – This week, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the bipartisan relief bill that the legislature passed after she... Read More

LANSING, Mich. – This week, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the bipartisan relief bill that the legislature passed after she urged them to provide support for Michigan families, frontline workers, and small businesses.  The relief bill includes $55 million to... Read More

2020-12-21 21:43:50
by Sara Wilkerson
Michigan Passes $465 Million COVID-19 Relief Stimulus Package

LANSING, Mich. - Today, the Michigan state legislature passed Senate Bill 748, a bipartisan bill that provides $465 million in... Read More

LANSING, Mich. - Today, the Michigan state legislature passed Senate Bill 748, a bipartisan bill that provides $465 million in COVID-19 economic relief from state and federal tax revenues. The spending plan was passed earlier today in Michigan’s state House... Read More

Trump Campaign Pushes to Overturn Michigan's Election

LANSING, Mich. — The top Republicans in Michigan's GOP-controlled Legislature are expected to visit the White House on Friday as supporters of President Donald Trump take new steps to... Read More

LANSING, Mich. — The top Republicans in Michigan's GOP-controlled Legislature are expected to visit the White House on Friday as supporters of President Donald Trump take new steps to undermine Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the state. This development comes after Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said the campaign would defeat Biden... Read More

GOP Canvassers Again Oppose Certifying Detroit-area Votes

DETROIT (AP) — Two Michigan Republicans who initially blocked certification of election results for the county that includes Detroit despite... Read More

DETROIT (AP) — Two Michigan Republicans who initially blocked certification of election results for the county that includes Detroit despite no evidence of fraud before approving them now say they want to rescind their certification. Monica Palmer and William Hartmann,... Read More

Michigan GOP Backtracks After Blocking Vote Certification

DETROIT (AP) — In an abrupt about-face, Michigan's largest county on Tuesday night unanimously certified election results showing Democrat Joe... Read More

DETROIT (AP) — In an abrupt about-face, Michigan's largest county on Tuesday night unanimously certified election results showing Democrat Joe Biden defeating President Donald Trump, hours after Republicans first blocked formal approval of voters' intentions. The initial move was quickly... Read More

Michigan Officials Debunk Trump Dead Voter Claim

DETROIT — President Donald Trump's campaign filed a second lawsuit in Michigan on Tuesday seeking to stop the state's canvassing and certification of ballots, but... Read More

DETROIT — President Donald Trump's campaign filed a second lawsuit in Michigan on Tuesday seeking to stop the state's canvassing and certification of ballots, but the state's chief elections official and attorney general defended the election results. The Trump campaign filed the case in federal... Read More

2020-11-04 20:16:37
by Dan McCue
Trump Campaign Sues to Temporarily Block Michigan Vote Counting

LANSING, Mich. -- The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in Michigan claiming its election observers have not been granted... Read More

LANSING, Mich. -- The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in Michigan claiming its election observers have not been granted "meaningful" access to the counting process. As of about 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, former Vice President Joe Biden is leading... Read More

2020-11-03 07:39:53
by TWN Staff
MI-11: Eric Esshaki (R)

About Esshaki:   While attending Wayne State University, Esshaki worked as a nursing assistant at a local hospital. He left... Read More

About Esshaki:   While attending Wayne State University, Esshaki worked as a nursing assistant at a local hospital. He left the university and enrolled in a vocational school in Toledo, Ohio, where he earned a certificate degree in practical nursing. ... Read More

2020-11-03 07:34:07
by TWN Staff
MI-11: Haley Stevens (D)

About Stevens:  Rep. Haley Stevens grew up in Rochester Hills, Mich., and graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham. She... Read More

About Stevens:  Rep. Haley Stevens grew up in Rochester Hills, Mich., and graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham. She earned a master’s degree in social policy and philosophy and a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from American... Read More

2020-11-03 07:27:01
by TWN Staff
MI-08 Paul Junge (R)

About Junge:  Paul Junge worked in his family business that maintained housing for military families. Junge was a deputy district... Read More

About Junge:  Paul Junge worked in his family business that maintained housing for military families. Junge was a deputy district attorney who worked in the domestic violence unit to protect battered women and abused children. He was the Fox47 television... Read More

2020-11-03 07:18:38
by TWN Staff
MI-08 Elissa Slotkin (D)

About Slotkin:  Elissa Slotkin serves the residents of Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, a district that includes Ingham, Livingston, and North... Read More

About Slotkin:  Elissa Slotkin serves the residents of Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, a district that includes Ingham, Livingston, and North Oakland Counties.  After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, she was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to be a Middle East... Read More

2020-11-03 06:51:30
by TWN Staff
MI-06 Fred Upton (R)

About Upton:  Fred Upton represents Southwest Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District.   Prior to his election to Congress, he worked for President... Read More

About Upton:  Fred Upton represents Southwest Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District.   Prior to his election to Congress, he worked for President Ronald Reagan in the Office of Management and Budget. From 2010 to 2016, Upton was selected by his House colleagues... Read More

2020-11-01 11:29:05
by TWN Staff
MI-10: Lisa McClain (D)

About McClain: Lisa McClain launched her campaign for Congress in October 2019 after a conversation around the dinner table with... Read More

About McClain: Lisa McClain launched her campaign for Congress in October 2019 after a conversation around the dinner table with her family. It was during that dinner that her daughter, Ryan, challenged her to do something about the problems she... Read More

2020-10-30 22:51:59
by TWN Staff
MI-03: Peter Meijer (R)

About Meijer: Peter Meijer is a fourth generation West Michigander, born and raised in Grand Rapids. After graduating high school, Meijer... Read More

About Meijer: Peter Meijer is a fourth generation West Michigander, born and raised in Grand Rapids. After graduating high school, Meijer spent a year at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Soon thereafter, he enlisted in the Army reserves... Read More

2020-10-30 22:46:33
by TWN Staff
MI-03: Hillary Scholten (D)

About Scholten: Hillary Scholten’s great, great grandparents emigrated from the Netherlands to Grand Rapids. Her mom worked as an elementary... Read More

About Scholten: Hillary Scholten’s great, great grandparents emigrated from the Netherlands to Grand Rapids. Her mom worked as an elementary school teacher, and her dad was a reporter and an assistant sports editor for the Grand Rapids Press. She and... Read More

Michigan Court of Appeals Denies Appeal, Says Open Carry at Polls Is Legal

LANSING, Mich. — The open carry of firearms will be permitted at the polls on Election Day, under an order issued Thursday... Read More

LANSING, Mich. — The open carry of firearms will be permitted at the polls on Election Day, under an order issued Thursday by the Michigan Court of Appeals. A three-member panel of the court rejected Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's appeal of a ruling that... Read More

2020-10-28 13:51:05
by TWN Staff
MI Senate: John James (R)

About James:  John James is running for U.S Senate to represent the state of Michigan. At the age of 17,... Read More

About James:  John James is running for U.S Senate to represent the state of Michigan. At the age of 17, James volunteered to serve his country in the military. After graduating from West Point in 2004, the candidate became a... Read More

2020-10-28 13:48:48
by TWN Staff
MI Senate: Gary Peters (D)

About Peters:  Gary Peters is a Democratic member of the U.S Senate from the state of Michigan. Peters was sworn... Read More

About Peters:  Gary Peters is a Democratic member of the U.S Senate from the state of Michigan. Peters was sworn into the Senate on January 6, 2015. Peters is currently seeking re-election on November 3, 2020 for a second Senate... Read More

2020-10-02 15:08:14
by Sean Trambley
Michigan Announces $80 Million for Opioids Crisis Response

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Opioids Task... Read More

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Opioids Task Force announced the state has received $80 million in federal funding to respond to the ongoing opioids crisis.  The funds... Read More

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