Lansing — A protest planned for Wednesday at the state Capitol is the latest salvo in the uproar sparked June 14 by House Republican silencing two female Democratic representatives for a day after they said “vagina” and “vasectomy” on the chamber’s floor. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan is organizing the rally from 11 a.m. to … Continue Reading →
Detroit News political reporters ferret out what's really going on in Lansing and Washington D.C.
With July quickly approaching, special interest groups will likely be rolling out their endorsements of candidates for the Michigan House of Representatives on an almost daily basis between now and the Aug. 7 primary. Last week, Right to Life of Michigan posted its endorsements for candidates for U.S. Senate down to county commissions. On Monday, … Continue Reading →
At the center of the House Republican majority’s controversial one-day silencing of two Democratic female representatives are claims that women are second-class citizens in the House of Representatives. State Rep. Lisa Brown’s now infamous June 13 “vagina” remark on the House floor and Rep. Barb Byrum’s disruptive yelling at Speaker Pro Tem John Walsh for … Continue Reading →
It’s been widely known in Lansing for months that state Rep. Lesia Liss, D-Warren, was on the outs with fellow Democrats. In March, building trades unions and the Michigan Nurses Association endorsed state Rep. Jon Switalski of Warren in the Aug. 7 Democratic primary for Macomb County’s 28th District. Liss, a registered nurse, was elected … Continue Reading →