The week in Michigan politics — 7/27/18

The state's most significant political stories of the week


DETROIT – Check out the following political stories from across the state.

Top headlines

Michigan elections bureau: Minimum wage, sick time drives have enough petitions for November ballot [WDIV]

Recreational marijuana: How Michigan's potential legalization compares to other states [WDIV]

LGBT bias probes to continue, state rights panel decides [Detroit News]

Progressive winds are blowing across America. We’re about to find out how strong they are in Michigan. [Daily Detroit]

Race for governor

Michigan governor poll: Bill Schuette, Gretchen Whitmer hold big leads [Detroit Free Press]

Michigan AG Bill Schuette says state law does not prohibit LGBT discrimination [WDIV]

Second grand jury investigation into Bill Schuette requested [MLive]

Truth Squad | Gretchen Whitmer says she’s fought two governors on school aid [Bridge]

Bernie Sanders endorses Abdul El-Sayed in Michigan governor's race [WDIV]

Abdul El-Sayed Is Running for Governor of Michigan on a Platform That Embraces the Future [Nation]

Get to know the candidates: Brian Calley [Fox 17]

U.S. Congressional races

Free Press poll: Republican race for U.S. Senate is deadlocked [Detroit Free Press]

Poll shows dead heat in Detroit's Congressional race [Metro Times]

Bishop's seat in Congress deemed 'toss up' [Detroit News]


Be Heard. Go Vote!

A reminder to “Be Heard – and Go Vote!” this election season. The Aug. 7 primary election is your first chance to weigh in on big races for governor, U.S. Congress and the State Legislature. Unfortunately, last time around turnout was less than half of the voting public in southeast Michigan. We all have political opinions. Don’t just share them on social media. Share them in the voting booth.