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.
Voters will decide in November whether they’d like to create a citizens redistricting commission for drawing district lines. Here’s what we know, and don’t know about how that commission would work.
The Bureau of Elections’ proposed ballot wording for the Voters Not Politicians initiative focuses on the structure of what a new redistricting commission would look like. It faces a hearing Thursday.
In his State of the State address in January, the term-limited governor outlined an aggressive strategy in a lame-duck election year. Business and political leaders were skeptical.
Elizabeth Clement, an incumbent justice who voted in favor of two Republican-opposed causes, secured her party’s nomination Saturday despite some palpable frustration on the convention floor.
Michigan Republican delegates chose nominees Saturday for attorney general, secretary of state, two Supreme Court seats and other statewide offices, while urging unity against Democrats.
The Board of State Canvassers on Friday voted to certify the proposal, following a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling this week ordering that a citizen petition to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 appear on the November ballot.
Candidates running to be the state’s top prosecutor will be chosen at this weekend’s state Republican and Democratic conventions. Bridge sought their positions on Flint water prosecutions and criminal justice reform.
Candidates running to be the state’s top elections administrator will be chosen at this weekend’s state Republican and Democratic party conventions. Bridge quizzed them on redistricting and election reform issues.
The Michigan GOP Supreme Court justice is under fire for votes in recent cases on guns and redistricting. Some party delegates remain furious, but it’s unclear if they will challenge her at Saturday’s party convention.
Opponents of the Michigan minimum wage bill, including the hospitality industry, may appeal the decision to the Michigan Supreme Court.
Garlin Gilchrist, 35, is not well known outside Detroit so it’s unclear how many votes he can inspire as candidate for Michigan's lt. governor under Gretchen Whitmer. He does bring smarts, national organizing skills and diversity.
The former state representative and current Kent County clerk has deep ties in the critical west Michigan voting bloc, but has also shown a distaste for President Donald Trump.
Tuesday’s statewide primary election was an indication of the growing power of politically active women on both sides of the aisle.
The state is accepting public input on controversial legislation that would impose work requirements on Medicaid expansion recipients. The formal public comment period ends Sunday, Aug. 12.
Record turnout bolsters hopes for a wave for Democrats. But easy wins for Schuette give him opportunity to unite party and woo independents.
The Democratic and Republican frontrunners swamped their party rivals and now bring starkly different visions for curing all that ails Michigan
Michigan’s voters chose Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette as their parties candidates for governor Tuesday night. Here is what they would do if elected in November.
Michigan’s major party candidates are raising millions of dollars, including from “dark-money” sources.
Can a Trump-centric platform win in November? Where do progressives go from here? Did Michigan pollsters redeem themselves? Bridge answers the burning questions from Tuesday’s primary races.
If he hangs on, Gelineau will advance to the November general election after winning the first Libertarian Party gubernatorial primary in state history.