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Michigan Democrats dare Republicans to return and vote on Medicaid expansion

   Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder vented at Senate Republicans late last week when they ducked a vote on an expansion of Medicaid in Michigan and adjourned for two months, telling them, "Take a vote, not a vacation."
  Senate Democrats picked up that refrain Monday, saying that the 12 of them in the 38-member Senate will be at the Capitol in Lansing July 3 and ready to vote, if Senate Republicans care to return.

New laws whistling through Michigan Legislature

  New laws and legislation affecting wine tasting, fireworks, elections and some taxes and insurance are whistling through Lansing.

Peters leads former SOS Land in early Michigan U.S. Senate poll

  A new poll shows U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, a Bloomfield Township Democrat, ahead of Republican Terri Lynn Land and seven other potential Republican challengers in the race for U.S. Senate in 2014.
  The poll released Wednesday by Public Policy Polling gives Peters a five-point lead over Land and as much as 20 points over other Republican challengers.

Schauer holds early lead over Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

  Democrat Mark Schauer holds a four-point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Snyder in the first poll taken since Schauer announced he would be Snyder's opponent in 2014.

Former SOS Terri Lynn Land enters Michigan U.S. Senate race

  Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land used social media platform Twitter Monday morning to announce she's running for the U.S. Senate from Michigan.