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Saturday, July 31, 2021
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, has been hesitant to issue any statewide mandates without a ruling from the state Supreme Court on her powers. Counties aren't jumping at the opportunity either.
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Youtube pulled a Kansas schoolboard's meeting for containing COVID-19 falsehoods — a warning for school boards, state governments, and city councils that use the site to meet transparency standards.
Sunday, March 28, 2021
More women are becoming state lawmakers, but many legislatures still don't have family leave policies. That leaves new mothers little choice but to miss out on the lawmaking process.
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
As Michigan prioritizes vaccines for the state's most vulnerable populations, some not in that category are complaining that using data that way is unfair. Others see racism in the pushback.
Sunday, February 07, 2021
Eleven months into the pandemic, lawmakers in more than half of states have filed bills to limit the executive powers of governors saying they are after a greater balance of power.
Sunday, February 07, 2021
After an election that saw record voter turnout, some GOP state lawmakers are proposing a wave of new voting laws that would effectively make it more difficult to vote in future elections.
Thursday, February 04, 2021
After record voter turnout and false claims by former President Donald Trump of voter fraud, some GOP state lawmakers are proposing new laws that would make it more difficult to cast a ballot.
Friday, January 15, 2021
State capitals have been warned of potential armed protests and violence in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. We hear from reporters in Virginia, Michigan and Oregon.
Friday, January 01, 2021
From protests, to the alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer, to false claims of election fraud, here's how conspiracy theories were allowed to fester through misinformation in Michigan politics.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Delaying session or meeting remotely aren't options that have necessarily appealed to Republican state lawmakers who, for the most part, aren't shy about gathering in large numbers in 2021.
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Following an employee complaint, Michigan's House of Representatives is being investigated over alleged coronavirus safety breaches, but state senators will continue to meet.
Monday, November 23, 2020
A routine process of certifying election results is getting attention in Michigan as President Trump and his allies attempt to discredit the results despite the lack of signs of vote-count problems.
Saturday, November 07, 2020
It took 24 hours before the AP called the Michigan senate race for the incumbent Democrat, Gary Peters. His challenger, John James, is so far refusing to concede.
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
Two of the states being closely watched on Election Day are Georgia and Michigan. Both have seen large turnouts, and both presidential candidates have spent time in each state.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Millions of dollars are flowing into state legislative races. Redistricting and the coronavirus are expected to be top of the policy agenda in 2021 and party control could mean everything.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Five days before the end of voting, we have a status report on Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Those three states flipped to Donald Trump in 2016.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Tens of millions of dollars are being spent in states to turn enough state legislative seats to flip party control. After a Republican sweep in 2010, Democrats are on the offensive this year.
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, and others say they weren't surprised by the alleged plot to kidnap her after months of loathsome protests and bitter partisan battles.
Friday, October 09, 2020
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says two militia groups "were preparing to kidnap and possibly kill me." Thirteen people are charged after the FBI thwarted the alleged plot.
Thursday, September 03, 2020
In one of the most closely divided parts of one of the most closely divided states in the U.S., Williamston, Mich., voters weigh in on the election and their worries about the future.