Latest Michigan State Legislature News

Another Michigan lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

Nov. 30, 2020 9:52 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Rep. John Chirkun said Monday he had tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming at least the 10th member of the Legislature to be infected since the pandemic hit Michigan more than eight months ago. Also, two people in the Senate notified the business office of their positive...

Cities ask legislators to ensure non-residents pay taxes

Nov. 30, 2020 5:29 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan mayors on Monday asked the Legislature to act quickly to ensure two-dozen cities collecting income taxes do not lose revenue because non-residents are working at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Officials warned that without the approval of bills in December's lame-duck...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, right, and House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, left, speak to the media at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich.  Shirkey and Chatfield are headed to the White House on Friday as President Donald Trump made an extraordinary and sure-to-be futile attempt to block Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state and subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election. (AP Photo/David Eggert)

Michigan leader: Trump didn't ask for election interference

Nov. 22, 2020 3:47 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump did not ask Michigan Republican lawmakers to “break the law” or “interfere” with the election during a meeting at the White House, a legislative leader said Sunday, a day before canvassers plan to meet about whether to certify Joe...

A view of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Analysis: With silence, GOP enables Trump's risky endgame

Nov. 21, 2020 9:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are engaged in a risky but calculated bet that once President Donald Trump has exhausted his legal challenges to the election, he will come to grips with his loss to President-elect Joe Biden. But the opposite is happening. As one Trump court case after another...

President Donald Trump listens during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, on prescription drug prices. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump tries to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win

Nov. 21, 2020 1:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but his pleas to Michigan lawmakers to overturn the will of their constituents appeared to have left them unswayed. Trump...

President Donald Trump listens during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, on prescription drug prices. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump tries to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win

Nov. 20, 2020 10:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but his pleas to Michigan lawmakers to overturn the will of their constituents appeared to have left them unswayed. Trump...

After Trump meeting, Michigan GOP lawmakers say they're not aware of any info that would change Biden's victory in state

Nov. 20, 2020 6:23 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — After Trump meeting, Michigan GOP lawmakers say they're not aware of any info that would change Biden's victory in state.
President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, prepares to speak at The Queen theater, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Romney slams Trump efforts as 'undemocratic'

Nov. 19, 2020 11:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 11 p.m. Two Republican senators are criticizing President Donald Trump and his team for their efforts to pressure state and local election officials to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victories in several closely...

FILE - In this May 6, 2020, file photo, Michigan Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, left, and Republican House Speaker Lee Chatfield announce a lawsuit to combat the coronavirus pandemic orders at the Capitol building in Lansing, Mich. President Donald Trump summoned Michigan's Republican legislative leaders to the White House for a meeting Friday, Nov. 20, amid a GOP push to overturn the certification of Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

Trump summons Michigan GOP leaders for extraordinary meeting

Nov. 19, 2020 6:23 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump summoned Michigan's Republican legislative leaders to the White House for an extraordinary meeting Friday amid a long shot GOP push to subvert the democratic process that handed the battleground state to Democrat Joe Biden. Two people familiar with the matter told The...

AP sources: Trump invites top Michigan lawmakers to White House, amid longshot bid to overturn election result

Nov. 19, 2020 1:47 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: Trump invites top Michigan lawmakers to White House, amid longshot bid to overturn election result.