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IPPSR Detroit-Area Senate Map Could Mean Big Changes If Emulated
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

A draft Senate map for the Detroit area drawn by professors at Michigan State University, done as a potential guide for the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission as they redraw the area under court order, could mean at least one open seat, an opportunity for a Republican pickup and some changes for incumbent senators.

Walberg Draws Criticism For 'Get It Over Quick' Remarks On Gaza
Monday, April 1, 2024

U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg received bipartisan condemnation after comments he made last week around the Israel-Gaza conflict, though he said later they were taken out of context and that he is not advocating for nuclear bombings in the region.

Maddock Makes False Claims On Immigrants As Issue Takes Center Stage
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Democrats were quick to call out an erroneous social media post from a Republican lawmaker that claimed buses set to transport college basketball players were actually at the airport to pick up immigrants, while the GOP continues to hammer Democratic leaders in the wake of a Grand Rapids murder allegedly at the hands of an individual residing in the country illegally.

FOIA Expansion Bills Head To Full Senate
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

The latest version of legislation that would expand the Freedom of Information Act to include the Legislature and the governor's office took its first step Wednesday with a Senate committee voting to advance the bills.

Senate Moves Polling Places Firearm Ban Along Party Lines
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Senate Democrats passed amended legislation Thursday that would ban the open carry of firearms at polling locations with some exceptions, setting the table for a final House concurrence vote after multiple vacancies in that chamber are filled.

Prez Primary: Uncommitted Dems, Nikki Haley Snag Some Delegates
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

While the presumptive major party nominees handily won their respective primary elections on Tuesday, there are some apparent bumps in the road for President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump as they march toward November 5.

Senate GOP Fails To Tie Bar Sanctuary Cities, Fentanyl To Milkweed Bill
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

A Senate vote Wednesday on noxious weed legislation meant to help monarch butterflies veered into a national security debate when Republicans sought to tie the proposal to bills that would ban sanctuary cities and stiffen penalties on the possession or sale of fentanyl.

Senate Debates, Passes Repeal of Enviro Rules Committee
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

A divided Senate passed legislation Tuesday to eliminate a committee intended to provide oversight of the state's environmental regulatory agency following a debate over the panel's effectiveness and the department's responsiveness to businesses and the public.

Senators Discuss Latest Version Of FOIA Expansion
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The latest version of legislation to expand the Freedom of Information Act to include the Legislature and the governor's office was taken up for testimony Wednesday.

Senate Panel To Hear FOIA Expansion Testimony Next Month
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Testimony is expected to start next month before a Senate panel on the latest version of bills to expand the Freedom of Information Act to include the Legislature and the governor's office, with some exemptions.

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