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Michigan Republicans Move to Limit Power of Incoming Democratic Leaders

HeadlineDec 06, 2018

Meanwhile, Republicans in Michigan are following on the heels of Wisconsin’s actions—which in turn follow a similar power grab by Republicans in North Carolina in 2016. In November, Michigan voters elected three Democratic women to the state’s top offices—governor, attorney general and secretary of state. In response, Michigan’s Republican-controlled Legislature voted Wednesday to advance a measure that would strip the incoming secretary of state of her oversight of campaign finance rules. Republicans also advanced legislation that would give them power over the state’s incoming attorney general—a move that would prevent her from withdrawing Michigan from a federal lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act.

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