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From Metro Detroit to Lansing and Grand Rapids, women picked up more than a dozen legislative seats, altering the makeup of the Michigan House and Senate
Michigan Democrats win big in statewide balloting Tuesday. But district lines drawn in 2011 helped the GOP maintain majorities in state House and Senate.
A blue wave (and pink), polling got it right and Michigan faces a divided Capitol in January. Experts discuss the major implications of Tuesday’s election results.
The improbable story of how a political novice upended Michigan’s biased system for drawing legislative districts, transforming the state’s political landscape.
Nine Michigan counties that backed Republican President Donald Trump in 2016 flipped to elect Democrat Gretchen Whitmer as governor, including the biggest swing county Macomb.
Welcome, legalized pot. So long, gerrymandering. Democrats and women score big victories, as ballot measures all pass. Republicans hold onto Legislature, promising divided government.
Here’s what you can - and cannot - do now that voters have overwhelmingly approved recreational marijuana
Fixing the damn roads will cost some damn money, and the Democratic winner for Michigan governor must now work with the Legislature to find it. We summarize this and other promises Gretchen Whitmer made in her campaign.
Whitmer, the former Senate minority leader, rolling to victory over Bill Schuette in her race to succeed term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder.
The University of Michigan’s Alex Halderman is one of the nation’s leading experts on election security. In a Bridge Q-and-A, he says Michigan’s systems have improved, but there’s more work to do.
The six lawyers running for two open seats include two nominated by Democrats, two nominated by Republicans, a Libertarian and a man who poses in a straightjacket.
Voters Not Politicians makes no apologies for accepting $10 million from dark-money groups, saying its well-funded opponents are doing the same. Critics say the donations show national progressive groups are steering the ballot effort.
If Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette have one thing in common in their race for governor it’s this: Both are short on details on how they would pay for their campaign promises.
The Democratic candidate for Michigan governor skimps on the details in her economic and jobs plans.
The attorney general wants to keep Michigan on upward path and believes tax cuts are best plan, without saying how state would survive a billion-dollar cut in revenue
Interest in the Nov. 6 election is surging, following a historic turnout in the August primaries.
Republican Bill Schuette counts major business groups and incumbent President Donald Trump in his corner, while Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has the backing of labor unions and former President Barack Obama.
Democrat Jocelyn Benson has the backing of Michigan’s former elections director. Republican Mary Treder Lang counts two former Republican Secretaries of State.
Republican Tom Leonard counts law enforcement organizations and business groups in his corner, while Democrat Dana Nessel has the backing of labor unions and progressive and environmental organizations.
Twelve counties that switched allegiance from Obama to Trump are far less interested in Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer than they are in President Trump, Bridge learns during a tour of swing voter country.