Democrats in the state House say they want to make the redistricting process as impartial as possible. Representatives introduced legislation Thursday that would completely change Michigan’s redistricting process. Continue reading →
Democrats at the state Capitol say they plan to put up a fight over spending on criminal defense attorneys for Governor Rick Snyder. Those lawyers are defending him against legal troubles arising from the Flint water crisis. Continue reading →
Democrats in the state Legislature say lawmakers should get an opportunity to question people under oath about the Flint water crisis.
They’ve introduced a resolution that would give a state Senate panel subpoena power to investigate the situation. They say lawmakers have a duty to exercise their oversight powers to hold public officials accountable.
Democrats in the state Legislature want to establish water as a “human right” under state law. It’s part of a package of bills meant to address tap water contamination and mass water shutoffs in cities like Flint and Detroit. Continue reading →
Talks over raising taxes to fix roads have hit yet another roadblock at the state Capitol.
Gov. Rick Snyder and state Legislative leaders say negotiations are at an impasse. Republicans blame Democratic leaders for opposing a plan to roll back the state’s income tax rate as part of the deal. Continue reading →
Some Democrats are hinting that a ballot campaign could be in the works to bring the graduated income tax to Michigan. State Representative Jim Townsend says he’d like to see a petition drive to put a question on the 2016 ballot to amend the state constitution. Continue reading →