A federal judge has dismissed a legal challenge to Michigan’s voter-approved independent redistricting commission. The commission will draw new congressional and legislative districts once the results of the 2020 census are finalized.

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State and local election officials should be forced to remove ineligible voters from the rolls in 16 Michigan counties with “abnormally high” registration levels, a Republican activist argues in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in advance of the 2020 election.

Tony Daunt’s complaint in Grand Rapids federal court alleges that Michigan is violating a federal law that requires states to keep accurate voter registration lists.

The 2020 general election is 86 weeks away. While it may seem early, a statewide poll released Friday takes the temperature of likely Michigan voters. What do they think of President Donald Trump and the job that he's done so far in the White House? How will they vote in 2020?

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA surveyed 600 likely Michigan voters earlier this month; 43% consider themselves Democrats, 42% Republican and 12% Independent.

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In a statewide poll Michigan voters overwhelmingly support expanding overtime pay. 

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA recently surveyed 600 registered Michigan voters asking this question: There is a proposal under consideration for either Michigan’s Legislature or Michigan’s next governor that would guarantee time-and-a-half overtime pay for salaried workers who earn up to $47,000 per year when they work more than 40 hours per week. 275,000 Michigan residents would be guaranteed overtime pay if this proposal was adopted. Would you favor or oppose this proposal?

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Five states have enacted “Red Flag” laws also known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders. The law allows law enforcement to temporarily take guns away from people a judge decides is a community threat.

As Michigan lawmakers and the governor consider gun laws a poll of Michigan voters weighs in.

Five states have enacted “Red Flag” laws; California, Connecticut, Indiana, Oregon and Washington. Will Michigan be next?

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In a recent poll commissioned by Michigan NORML, which is the Michigan Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, indicates a majority of state voters are in favor of legalizing marijuana.

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The Strong Schools, Strong Communities enhancement millage was passed by voters last year. The Kent County Intermediate School District wants residents to know how the additional dollars are being used in classrooms.

Voters approved the Kent Intermediate School District’s Strong Schools, Strong Communities enhancement millage in May. The additional $20 million generated annually over the next 10 years will provide more resources for the 20 school districts served by Kent ISD.

Kid Rock has donated about $122,000 from sales of merchandise promoting his potential U.S. Senate campaign to a voter-registration organization. The Detroit-area rocker, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, teased the public for months. At a September concert, he was introduced as Michigan's "next senator." In October, he confirmed he wasn't running.

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The majority of Michigan voters say fixing the state’s infrastructure is the number one problem lawmakers need to address. That is the finding in a recent poll conducted in December.

Fix MI State is a campaign organized by the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association. It asked Lansing-based Epic-MRA to survey 600 registered Michigan voters asking what they think is the top problem facing the state?

Jackson urges more accessible voting during Michigan visit

Nov 16, 2016

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says voting needs to be more accessible for Americans in future elections. 

His comments came Wednesday in Ann Arbor, where he's being honored at the University of Michigan for his decades of fighting for civil rights. Jackson, who campaigned in Michigan several times for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, says making it easier to vote is important in promoting bottom-up change.