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E-Bike Voucher Takes Intense Questioning In Committee
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Lawmakers had questions about the practicality of legislation to create a program to issue discount vouchers for Michigan residents to purchase eligible e-bikes.

GOP Abstains From Voting During House Session
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The House moved a single bill on Tuesday to designate a portion of M-11 as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Drive with Republicans mostly declining to vote.

Senators Discuss Bills Addressing Damaged Homes, Blighted Properties
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Senators took testimony Tuesday on legislation to increase the insurance withholding amount for fire-damaged homes and allow for abandoned funds to be used for repairs.

Final Redistricting Map Could Mean Big Changes For Some Incumbents
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Members of the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission on Wednesday voted to adopt a Detroit House district remedy map for court approval, and days ahead of the federal three-judge panel's March 1 deadline.

Whitmer On Uncommitted For Biden: This Is A 'High-Stakes' Election
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday didn't directly express concerns about the potential for Democrats choosing Uncommitted in the primary next week but said voters should choose the candidate that most represents what they value, calling the presidential race a "high-stakes election."

Newsmaker 2023: Brinks, Tate Guide Dems To Landmark Wins
Friday, February 9, 2024

When it became clear that Democrats would have complete control of Michigan government for the first time in decades, Joe Tate knew his caucus had its marching orders.

Some Democrats Call For 'Uncommitted' Vote To Protest Biden
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

A group of Detroit-area Democratic elected officials ranging from local officeholders to several state legislators and the Dearborn mayor have signed a letter pledging to vote "uncommitted" in the upcoming presidential primary election rather than support President Joe Biden in protest of his support for Israel.

VRA-OK Maps Could Mean Significant Changes For Detroit House Reps
Monday, February 5, 2024

Three new map plans for the city of Detroit's House Districts drawn late last week by the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission could pit two representatives against each other in the Hamtramck area, would rearrange district territory around Birmingham and Royal Oak and significantly carve up the 13th District, currently the focus of a special election.

Redistricting: Another Detroit House Map Done Before In-Person Meetings
Thursday, January 18, 2024

Another idea of how to redraw Detroit's non-compliant House districts emerged Thursday before the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission meets in the city for two weeks of in-person meetings.

Gongwer's Top Stories Of 2023: Legislative Action Dominates
Thursday, December 28, 2023

The first Democratic Party trifecta state government in 40 years , the tensions that arose as the ideological winds shifted and a landmark decision from the federal courts to throw out the adopted redistricting maps for the House and Senate all punctuated the year's top stories in Michigan politics.

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