Seven states to watch in the 2022 push to restrict voting rights

Seven states to watch in the 2022 push to restrict voting rights

This post was originally published on this site WASHINGTON — Republican state lawmakers across the country are ramping up their drive to enact voting and election-related laws in time for crucial 2022 midterm elections. As federal legislation that would limit state-level voting restrictions appears stymied in Washington, Republicans in the...

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Michigan Democrat to introduce plan to create ‘digital literacy’ commission

Michigan Democrat to introduce plan to create ‘digital literacy’ commission

This post was originally published on this siteRep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) is proposing that the government create a new inter-agency commission to improve digital literacy nationwide. The Digital Literacy and Equity Commission will be helmed by the secretary of Education, or a delegate…

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Disturbing details surface of Michigan Republican’s alleged sexual abuse of sister-in-law

Disturbing details surface of Michigan Republican’s alleged sexual abuse of sister-in-law

This post was originally published on this site The person former House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) is accused of sexually assaulting for more than a decade, beginning when she was a child, is his sister-in-law. The Michigan State Police is investigating the complaint, which was first filed with the Lansing...

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Michigan paid up to $8.5 billion in fraudulent jobless claims during the pandemic

Michigan paid up to $8.5 billion in fraudulent jobless claims during the pandemic

This post was originally published on this site Other states have reported similar losses. Ohio reported it paid out more than $3.8 billion in fraudulent jobless aid. California has paid out at least $20 billion. (Image credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images)

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‘Success stories’: Michigan, Virginia adopt new maps after creating redistricting commissions

‘Success stories’: Michigan, Virginia adopt new maps after creating redistricting commissions

This post was originally published on this siteResidents of Michigan and Virginia voted to overhaul the redistricting process. Here’s how their new maps shape up.

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Michigan Republicans are being called to testify about Trump’s efforts to get them to overturn 2020 election

Michigan Republicans are being called to testify about Trump’s efforts to get them to overturn 2020 election

This post was originally published on this site Local Michigan Republican officials are among those being called to answer questions about events related to the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol. According to two sources who spoke to the Detroit News, those officials have agreed to answer questions, but...

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Michigan Democrat introduces legislation requiring gun owners safely store firearms in wake of Oxford school shooting

Michigan Democrat introduces legislation requiring gun owners safely store firearms in wake of Oxford school shooting

This post was originally published on this siteMichigan Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin is introducing legislation on Wednesday that would require the safe storage of firearms in the wake of the Oxford school shooting in her district that left four students dead last month.

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Whitmer says Biden vaccine mandate ‘a problem for all of us’

Whitmer says Biden vaccine mandate ‘a problem for all of us’

This post was originally published on this siteMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) reportedly told business leaders President Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandate was “a problem for all of us.”Whitmer made the comment during a meeting with business leaders in ​​Montcalm County, where she said she&…

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Tlaib ‘fearful’ as social spending plan heads to Senate

Tlaib ‘fearful’ as social spending plan heads to Senate

This post was originally published on this siteRep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said she is “fearful” as the Build Back Better bill moves to the Senate after being passed by the House last week.In an interview that aired on “Axios on HBO” Sunday evening, Tlaib said she was…

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Dems, Republicans slam Michigan redistricting panel over closed session on Voting Rights Act

Dems, Republicans slam Michigan redistricting panel over closed session on Voting Rights Act

This post was originally published on this site The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is facing some backlash after hosting a closed meeting Wednesday to discuss the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The MICRC postponed Wednesday’s meeting in East Lansing for over two hours after receiving a death threat through email....

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