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.
It’s possible Democrats can make big gains into Republican control of the state House and Senate in 2018. But experts say it’s far from a sure bet.
Republican candidates for governor Patrick Colbeck said on a video he fears Muslims are trying to bring “sharia law” to Michigan and “exercise influence” by reaching the state’s top political post. Democrat Abdul El-Sayed was his target.
All the top contenders filed by the state deadline Tuesday. One Dem campaigner, Bill Cobbs, did not, however. This year marks the first time there will be a primary challenge for Libertarians.
Lansing is debating more than 30 (mostly bipartisan) bills following the horrific crimes of MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Here’s what’s in them — and what experts say.
As deadlines near, the road appears bumpier for a host of other proposals, from creating a part-time Legislature to shutting down an aging oil pipeline. Bridge updates all the state ballot measures.
Bridge captures the battle in Detroit on Sunday between two primary rivals for state Attorney General nomination.
On the biggest day of their political lives, candidates Patrick Miles and Dana Nessel spend Sunday at the Michigan Democratic Party convention making an urgent plea: ‘Vote for me!’
Bad blood between Mike Duggan and his former health director, Abdul El-Sayed, explodes into the open, as Democratic governor candidate says his former boss 'poisoned kids' by ignoring health hazards of Detroit demolitions. In response, a spokesperson for Detroit’s mayor accused El-Sayed of ‘saying anything’ to get elected.
State Democrats have been dogged by rifts within their ranks. As the party gathers for its Sunday convention in Detroit, insiders are trying to turn those divides into a blue wave.
The Michigan Democratic Party convention in Detroit promises unusual levels of drama and a possible challenge to the labor-dominated politics of years past. Here’s how the voting works.
Former state Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer has the most endorsements so far in the Democratic field for governor, including from more than a dozen labor unions.
The moneyed establishment and the populist grassroots are chasing the Trump wild card in 2018.
In meeting rooms small and large across Michigan, the selection of Republican precinct delegates hold big repercussions for candidates and the party’s future.
Attorney General Bill Schuette has the most endorsements so far in the GOP field for governor, including from President Donald Trump.
A lawsuit involving more than 900 teens who say they were assaulted behind bars can proceed, after the state’s second-highest court throws out a law designed to kill such lawsuits.
Dozens of gun bills, most seeking to expand gun rights, are stuck in limbo as Lansing takes stock of the post-Parkland landscape.
Dozens of gun-related bills have been introduced since Michigan's current legislative term started. Most seek to expand gun rights, but gun politics may be shifting following a deadly school shooting in Florida.
The Michigan Democrat wants a judge to say he is qualified to be on the ballot
Just months after a movement to woo another candidate, Democratic bigwigs are now scrambling to endorse the former Senate minority leader.