A bipartisan group is forming a ballot committee to put gay and transgender rights into the Michigan Constitution.
Example of a voting machine in Michigan.
Michigan is accepting proposals to replace outdated election equipment.
The Secretary of State is looking to replace the more than ten-year old election equipment found at local precincts around the state.
A state elections board says three more petition drives have met the technical requirements that allow them to begin collecting signatures. All of them want the force the Legislature to change laws, or put questions on the 2016 ballot.
One of the petition drives seeks to require employers to offer paid sick and family leave.
The group MILegalize launched its signature gathering efforts at a rally in front of the state Capitol last week.
The race is on to legalize marijuana in Michigan in 2016.
A plan to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan is gaining significant support from Republicans.
Unlike Michigan, most states no longer set conditions for voting absentee.
State lawmakers are a step closer to giving Flint mayoral candidates another shot at getting on the primary ballot.
Candidates for mayor of Flint would get a one-time break from a state filing deadline under a bill before the Michigan Legislature.
As potential presidential candidates start to gear up for the 2016 election, both parties have made it clear they want to target young voters.
A population that can be challenging to reach.
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As we get ready to welcome the new year, Jeff Popovich walked around the campus of Central Michigan University to ask what people remember most from 2014 and what they hope for in the year ahead.
As the year comes to a close people often reflect back on memorable moments from the past year.
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Congressman Gary Peters speaks with reporters at a restaurant in Rochester a day after Michigan voters elected him to the U.S. Senate.
Democrat Gary Peters is optimistic he will be able to work with Senate Republicans to pass measures he has championed as a candidate. That’s despite the fact that he will be entering the U.S. Senate in the minority party after Republicans seized control in Tuesday’s election.
Candidates have just a few more days to convince people to show up to the polls next week and vote for them. That means campaigns are beginning their final push.
If you’ve tuned to local TV at any point in the last month, you’ve probably seen the election ads.
Millions of dollars have been spent so far on advertising in Michigan’s Governor and U.S. Senate races, and according to some political observers, there’s no end in sight.
A state elections panel has approved a second referendum on wolf hunting in Michigan for the November ballot.
Governor Rick Snyder has filed 26 thousand petition signatures to put his name on the Republican primary ballot in August, and – if all goes as planned – make him a candidate for reelection in November.
Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette kicked off his re-election campaign Monday in his hometown of Midland.
In his speech, Schuette touted his record in office, including efforts to combat human trafficking and protect pensions.
“A record that’s strong and clear,” Schuette said. “It’s a record of being a voice for victims. A voice for the constitution and a voice for Michigan.”
Schuette listed his efforts to fight human trafficking and protect pensions among his accomplishments during his first term.
“It’s a long election and I’m going to win,” he said. “I’m going to take my case to the citizens across the state of Michigan.”
Schuette did not directly mention his fight against same sex marriage or to curb access to medical marijuana in his speech to his supporters.
He told reporters afterward he would not shy away from the marriage issue.
A federal judge struck down Michigan’s gay marriage ban last week.
A federal appeals court put the decision on hold Saturday, after about 300 gay couples married.
Schuette expects the U.S. Supreme Court will have to decide the case.
Story produced by Steve Carmody of Michigan Radio.
Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan.
Detroit mayor-elect Mike Duggan made his first visit to the state Capitol since he won last week’s election to run Michigan’s largest city.
Saugatuck and Douglas are located near Lake Michigan, southwest of Grand Rapids.
A majority of voters in the neighboring cities of Douglas and Saugatuck have rejected a proposal to merge.
Voters in three more Michigan cities approved ballot questions Tuesday decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana.
Ballot proposals in Lansing, Jackson and Ferndale each passed with more than 60 percent of the vote.
Voters in Royal Oak easily approved a local ordinance that protects people from discrimination based on sexual orientation. The final but-still-unofficial tally was 6,645 to 5,670, or 54-46 percent.
Royal Oak is the 30th Michigan community to adopt an LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance.