women in government

7:44 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Michigan at 20 year low for female lawmakers

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Women hold four seats in Michigan Senate, 28 in House
LANSING, MI -- When Gretchen Whitmer first earned a seat in the Michigan Senate, she joined 11 other women in the upper chamber. It was a historic high for the state, prompting a bipartisan celebration on the floor. Female lawmakers posed for a group photo. Republicans and Democrats exchanged high fives.