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Michigan Democrats

Lawmakers Step In On School Mascot Issue

Nov 13, 2017
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Democrats in Lansing want to make schools get rid of mascots that may be considered racially insensitive. 


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The 2010 Democratic candidate for Michigan Secretary of State says she will try again in 2018. 


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Ten state House Democrats yesterday linked arms during the Pledge of Allegiance in lieu of putting their hands over their hearts.  They say it was to show solidarity with NFL players and to protest a controversial Facebook post by the leader of the Michigan State Police. 


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Democrats in Lansing want to stop prescription drug price hikes in Michigan. 


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It’s Sunshine Week – a time of year when issues of transparency and open government are put front and center.


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Some Democrats in the state House want to make literacy a constitutional right.  But not everyone is on board.   


Lansing Democrats Introduce Paid Sick Leave Bills

Mar 2, 2017
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Democrats in Lansing and President Donald Trump may have finally found an issue they can agree on – paid sick leave. 


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Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget has brought mixed reactions, in some cases from his own party. 


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Governor Rick Snyder delivered his seventh State of the State address last night.  


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Republicans have hung onto their majority in the state House.  Meanwhile, Democrats are planning a change of leadership for next year. 


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The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to adopt voluntary guidelines to help schools with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students.  The guidance is intended to help schools create a safe and supportive learning environment for LGBTQ students.


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Actor Melissa Gilbert has won the Democratic nomination to run in Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District – but no longer wants it.  


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Today is the deadline for potential candidates to submit their names to be the replacement nominee for Democratic state lawmaker Julie Plawecki, who died last month. 


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The state Legislature has adopted a Republican-only bailout plan for the Detroit Public Schools without the support of Democrats or Detroit lawmakers. 


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A group of state House Democrats hopes the crisis in Flint will help bring attention to other issues they say threaten clean water in Michigan.  They announced bills on Thursday that would increase regulations on fracking.


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Democrats in the state Legislature say lawmakers should get an opportunity to question people under oath about the Flint water crisis.


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Michigan Democratic leaders say Governor Rick Snyder’s Flint apology during his State of the State speech is not enough.  

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Gun owners would face harsh penalties for storing guns where minors can access them.  That’s under a new bill in the state House.


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The state Legislature has wrapped up its work for 2015 and lawmakers are setting their agendas for next year.  As Jake Neher reports, legislation to help turn around Detroit Public Schools will be a top priority.


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Bill Clinton stumps for Michigan Democratic ticket in Flint

Another Clinton was in Michigan on Wednesday urging Democrats to show up to the polls on November 4th. Last week it was former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This time it was her husband rallying Democrats to try to get out the vote.

"We don't win these races and we get this gridlock because too many people don't vote at midterm," said former President Bill Clinton in front of a crowd of hundreds of Democrats.

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Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for Michigan Democrats next month.  The Michigan Democratic Party announced Sunday that Clinton will speak at the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner, which is scheduled for April 26 at Cobo Center in Detroit.