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Protests Fizzle as Michigan Electors Confirm Biden Victory

Michigan’s 16 presidential electors followed the law yesterday afternoon, and cast their votes for president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris. Threats of violence that obliged legislative leaders to close the capitol building and state offices to other activities did not materialize, with less than a dozen demonstrators outside. …

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2021 Minimum Wage Hike Unlikely

Minimum wage workers in Michigan will probably not get a raise next month. The base minimum wage was supposed to increase from $9.65 an hour to $9.87 an hour on January 1st. However, the law that mandates that also says that the increase will not take effect if the state’s …

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Threats Force Capitol Shutdown as Michigan Electors Meet

All state House and Senate offices will be closed today, as electors gather to cast their presidential votes. The Michigan electoral college ballots will be cast at 2:00 this afternoon, in the Senate chamber in the state capitol building. Other than that, the capitol will be off-limits to the public. …

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House Cancels Sessions, as COVID Concerns Grow

Another participant in last Wednesday’s Michigan House committee election hearing has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. Attorney Jenna Ellis sat next to lead Trump Campaign counsel Rudy Giuliani at the four-hour session in Lansing. Neither wore masks. Giuliani has since been hospitalized with the coronavirus. Axios also reports that Ellis …

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Reaction to Pandemic Order Extension Mixed

High school students in Michigan will continue to learn from home until the Christmas break, under the extension of the pandemic order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services yesterday.  Restrictions on gatherings and restaurant indoor dining will remain in place until at least December 20th. Yesterday, Governor …

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Pandemic Order Extended 12 Days

Citing continued high infection and death rates, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended the COVID-19 pause pandemic order for another 12 days. Whitmer says the anticipated surge following the Thanksgiving holiday won’t begin for another few days, and we can’t afford to overwhelm our healthcare system… “Right now, 79 percent of …

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Federal Judge Tosses Powell’s Pro-Trump Lawsuit

Another lawsuit hoping to overturn Michigan’s election result has been tossed out of court. Six Michigan Republicans had asked Federal Judge Linda Parker to, among other things, order Governor Gretchen Whitmer to certify that Donald Trump won the November election. Former Vice-President Joe Biden won Michigan’s election by more than …

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Armed Protesters Threaten SOS Benson at Home

A group of armed thugs converged outside the home of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson Saturday night. Benson said she had just finished some Christmas decorating, and was about to watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” with her four-year-old son when “dozens of armed individuals stood outside (her) home …

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