"Hillary Clinton is launching a Michigan Leadership Council to help win the state’s March 8 primary -- a group that includes more than 140 elected officials, such as current and former Detroit leaders like Mayor Mike Duggan." (Detroit Free Press)

"LANSING, MI — Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump will return to Michigan next week for a rally in Grand Rapids." (MLive)

"A Lansing-based group collecting signatures to get a marijuana-legalization question on statewide ballots next year says it's extending its petition campaign past a previous deadline of Dec. 21 that its leaders had set." (Detroit Free Press)

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(MPRN-Lansing) A Democratic state lawmaker has called for closing a loophole that allows the Legislature to shield some controversial laws from ballot challenges. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A bill to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan could have a tough time in the state Senate.