Citizens cannot do their job of running their government if they don’t know what their public servants are doing. Bridge will take you beyond the political food fights into the policy decisions that affect everyday life.
The Senate votes to wipe an emergency powers law off the books. One Democrat calls the repeal “a waste of energy and a waste of our air” because the state’s high court already declared the law unconstitutional.
No decision, but a judge says pro-Trump attorneys should have done more to verify ‘fanastical claims’ in suit that foes say fomented the Capitol riots. But one lawyer says ‘we would file these same complaints again.”
The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission sought to extend a Sept. 17 deadline for redrawing political maps, noting that new U.S. Census population figures would not even be available to it until the end of September.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has accepted a request from the Republican-led Senate Oversight Committee to investigate “those who have been utilizing misleading and false information” about the 2020 election “to raise money or publicity for their own ends.” And the state police are assisting.
Legislators want Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to resume “walk-in” service at branch offices. But Benson said House legislation is essentially satisfied by a “walk up” system in which customers can get an appointment, but perhaps not that day.
Sen. Ed McBroom alienated Republicans and Democrats alike with an exhaustive report that told the truth about the 2020 election. If he loses re-election, that’s OK. ‘I’m very content milking cows the rest of my life.’