Gongwer's focus is Michigan state government and politics, from the governor's office to the Legislature to state departments to the courts to elections.
You'll receive Michigan's leading source of news and information on state government and politics: the daily Michigan Report, the must-read news source about the day's events; activity reports of all bill activity in the Legislature; calendars with legislative, board/commission, fundraisers and other events; a daily list of links and headlines with news on Michigan government from other sources; and breaking news updates.
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Charles Gongwer, an Ohio Statehouse reporter, founded the Gongwer Legislative Information Service in 1906. For more details, see our About page.
Gongwer is dedicated to product innovation, adding new tracking and alert features, providing tools to communicate with lawmakers and staff and offering the only interactive dedicated Capitol news report.
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Gongwer's news reports are searchable to September 1993. Our elections database is searchable back to the 2002 election cycle. Legislation can be searched back to the 2001-02 legislative term. Directories are searchable to the 2003-04 legislative term.
Gongwer's offices are in Lansing but our staff travels where it needs to get the news -- from Detroit to Grand Rapids to Flint to Mackinac Island and more.
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