David Eggert

David Eggert

Politics/policy reporter for @CrainsDetroit | Formerly @AP | Husband, dad of 2 & @NorthwesternU grad | david.eggert@crain.com

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Breaking: The Michigan Supreme rules 5-2 that the state's civil rights law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The majority says the ban on sex discrimination includes sexual orientation, rules in favor of same-sex couple that was denied wedding services.

Kelley attended the Jan. 6 riot and earlier organized an armed protest at the state Capitol against Whitmer's stay-at-home orders. FBI spokesperson confirms search warrant is being executed at his home. Docs in case may be unsealed soon.

BREAKING: The FBI has arrested Republican candidate for governor Ryan Kelley at his home and taken him into custody.

Whitmer vetoes sweeping tax cuts passed by GOP-led Legislature, cites constitutional issues with the way the bill was amended. #mileg  #migov 

Consumers Energy, 1 of Michigan’s 2 dominant utilities, will close its remaining coal-fired power plants by the end of 2025 under newly approved plan via @crainsdetroit 

Businesses frustrated after state awards just a quarter of $409 million in aid for certain pandemic-afflicted businesses like restaurants; 1 issue was applicants had previously received federal PPP loans via @crainsdetroit  #mileg  #migov 

Reproductive Freedom for All says it'll turn in 753,000 signatures for ballot initiative to guarantee abortion rights in Michigan's constitution. That's a record. It's believed to be 1st ballot initiative of its kind, to lock abortion rights specifically into a state constitution

The Michigan GOP has abruptly canceled its primary election night watch party at a restaurant/pub in downtown Lansing due to a security concern. Deputy chief of staff Gustavo Portela says the party has received multiple threats about attacks to its building/staff.


BREAKING LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Ex-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged with willful neglect of duty related to Flint water crisis.

Truly staggering. For another gov candidate, Michael Markey, just 4,430 of his 21,804 signatures were deemed valid. 17,374 were deemed as fraudulent.

Breaking: Two notorious conservative operatives were charged Thursday with felonies in connection with false robocalls that aimed to dissuade residents in Detroit and other U.S. cities from voting by mail, Michigan's attorney general announced.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions with other travelers.

NEWS: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urges a 2-week suspension of in-person high school classes, all youth sports & indoor restaurant dining. She stops short of ordering restrictions, instead asking for voluntary compliance to slow spread of COVID-19 as cases, hospitalizations mount