Andy Robins / WMUK

This week, the Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments on a debate that started during a contentious and busy lame duck session last year. Whether or not the state’s highest court will actually step in with a ruling remains to be seen.

State Capitol Rotunda - file photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

A state Representative from northern Michigan faces charges of soliciting a bribe, and lying to the FBI. If convicted, Larry Inman could be sentenced to 20 years in prison. On Friday the Gongwer News Service reported that a judge granted a prosecution motion to delay the trial, which had been scheduled to start August 6th. 

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash - file photo by Gordon Evans, WMUK
Gordon Evans / WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Justin Amash has declared his independence on Independence Day, and announced that he is leaving the Republican Party. Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the caucus Amash left earlier this year. It's the Freedom Caucus that he helped start in the House. 

Anti-Abortion Groups Prepare For Petition Drives

Jun 26, 2019
Voting sign outside polling place - file photo by Andrew Robins, WMUK
Andrew Robins / WMUK-FM

Anti-abortion groups will soon be on sidewalks and at events around the state, asking voters to support measures that would restrict abortion in Michigan. 

State Senate Sean McCann at a news conference Monday announcing new legislation to lower limits on campaign contributions. Photo by Gordon Evans, WMUK
Gordon Evans / WMUK

A state Senator from Kalamazoo County wants to roll back the limits on what individual donors can give to state campaigns. State Senator Sean McCann’s bill would cut contribution limits in half.