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Lawsuits Challenging Redistricting Commission Tossed

Two major lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Michigan’s new legislative redistricting commission have been thrown out of court. The suits – one brought by a group of individuals, and the other brought by the Michigan Republican Party – alleged that the rules excluding those active in partisan politics, and people …

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Michigan Auto Insurance Changes Take Effect Today

Michigan’s auto insurance laws change significantly today. For many years, the state has mandated that motorists carry full, lifetime medical coverage for injuries that occur in crashes. That has provided great benefits for those who were hurt, but it also pushed our auto insurance premiums to the highest in the …

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Judge Orders Line Five to Remain Closed

The controversial Enbridge Line Five Pipeline will remain mostly shut down – for now. Yesterday, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge James Jamo ordered that the preliminary injunction that had stopped the flow a few days ago remain in effect until the state and the company sort out what happened after …

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Michigan Back-to-School Plan Revealed

Children in the Copper Country could return to school this fall – if there’s no uptick in COVID-19 cases. As promised, Governor Gretchen Whitmer rolled out the “MI Safe Schools Road Map” yesterday. The 63-page document sets out the structure and guidelines for the reopening of K-12 schools… The plan …

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Michigan’s Cass Office Building Renamed

Michigan’s Lewis Cass office building in Lansing has a new name. Governor Gretchen Whitmer this week rechristened it the “Elliott-Larsen Building.” The new name honors Republican State Rep. Melvin Larsen and Democratic State Rep. Daisy Elliott who wrote Michigan’s civil rights legislation in 1976. Whitmer also called on the legislature …

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Whitmer Extends COVID-19 Emergency

Saying the “The Stay Home, Stay Safe Order” has saved lives, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended the COVID-19 state of emergency through July 16th. At her announcement yesterday, Whitmer hinted that the emergency order could stay in effect much longer. Despite some success in reopening the state following the expiration …

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