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Why you won't see a LGBT-rights question on the MI ballot in 2016

The ballot campaign to add LGBT and women's rights to the state constitution is kaput, at least for this year. Suspending the campaign The Fair Michigan...

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With Flint water crisis center stage, Gov. Snyder hires national PR firm

The Snyder administration is now in over-drive to create both the perception and the reality that the state is engaged in making rapid progress in deal...

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Flint water likely to take center stage at Gov. Snyder's State of the State

It's practically a political certainty that Governor Rick Snyder will announce a plan for cleaning up the Flint water crisis tomorrow evening when he...

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With State of the State address approaching, Flint water crisis could set Snyder agenda in 2016

The state Legislature returns to the Capitol this week and Governor Rick Snyder will kick off the political year in Lansing with his State of the State ...

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Will Gov. Rick Snyder hit the "un-pause" button on efforts to take in more Syrian refugees?

The federally-created Council of Governors has a meeting scheduled for tomorrow. This is the group of 10 governors (always five Republicans and five...

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Republican Legislature looks to wrap up 2015 with a political gift to GOP candidates

There are just two more weeks before the Legislature's done for the year and House and Senate Republicans are spending them setting things up for...

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Split government? Open seats in 2016 could give Democrats a chance at state House control

As we head into the final month of 2015, campaigns in Michigan are already ramping up for Election 2016.

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What priorities will Governor Snyder give up in order to overhaul Detroit schools?

Lawmakers are continuing their autumn recess, but they'll soon be back in Lansing to focus on Governor Rick Snyder's plan for Detroit schools.

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Some Republican lawmakers are adopting the "tax break" religion

A big economic development project in Grand Rapids seems to have Republican lawmakers rethinking their opposition to industry-specific tax breaks.

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Marijuana legalization and LGBT-rights losses don't spell doom for Michigan supporters

There's been lots of debate over the past few days about the political wisdom of going ahead in Michigan with a couple of ballot campaigns after...

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