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Emily Lawler


Lansing, MI, United States

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Past articles by Emily:

Extreme politics hurt progress. New podcast explores why fixing it is ‘Mandatory’

Tune in to a special episode of Mandatory. Find it on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. → Read More

Former Gov. Rick Snyder: ‘If we can’t get along with ourselves, we’re in serious trouble.’

Snyder talked with MLive about bipartisanship, civility and polarization. → Read More

Americans don’t trust each other. Democracy hangs in the balance.

Collaboration between Democrats and Republicans is at an all-time low, experts say. → Read More

James Craig paying more than $900 per day for armed guards in unusual campaign expense

It's "pretty unusual," even for candidates in law enforcement, experts say. → Read More

Candidate for governor threatens to wipe out Education Department over Critical Race Theory. Actually, he can’t.

It's included in the state constitution. → Read More

Businessman Kevin Rinke officially enters Michigan governor’s race

He had filed a campaign committee but still framed the run as exploratory until Monday. → Read More

With Whitmer recall threat over, campaign to disperse big-dollar donations

Whitmer collected individual contributions over the typical $7,150 limit due to the looming recall efforts. → Read More

There’s a water crisis in Benton Harbor. Is this Gretchen Whitmer’s Flint?

The state completed the required notifications, but it took resident action to raise alarms and mobilize help in Lansing. → Read More

Whitmer allowed to intervene in lawsuit over jumbo campaign donations

A judge in the case is allowing Whitmer's campaign to intervene in the suit. → Read More

Former House Speaker Tom Leonard outraises Trump-endorsed candidate in Michigan AG race

Candidates reported their latest fundraising totals Monday. → Read More

Whitmer campaign raises $3.1M, continues to collect contributions over the normal limit

Typically, the individual contribution limit is $7,150. → Read More

James Craig leads Republican gubernatorial field in fundraising

Campaign finance reports in the race were due Oct. 25. → Read More

Ex-Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero settles sexual harassment lawsuit

He dropped out of the Lansing mayoral race after allegations surfaced earlier this year. → Read More

Far-left group plans lawsuit against Whitmer to demand vaccine mandates in Michigan schools

BAMN plans to demand mandatory mask and vaccine mandates in schools. → Read More

This gubernatorial candidate’s education plan involves changing the Michigan constitution

Tudor Dixon wants parents to be able to choose where to send their kids to school with education savings accounts. → Read More

Nearly half of Michigan’s Republican candidates for governor believe fraud put President Joe Biden in office

Just one said definitively that wasn't the case. → Read More

Whitmer appoints third state budget director in three years

Christopher Harkins will take the helm. → Read More

A car enthusiast, a mom of 10, a magician: Meet the 12 Republicans who want to be Michigan’s next governor

MLive spoke with all 12 candidates vying to go up against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. → Read More

Can the Michigan GOP ‘walk and chew gum’? Lingering concerns about 2020 bleed into the next election

Donald Trump's loss still looms. → Read More

Lindsey Graham hopes Trump runs for president in 2024, he tells Michigan Republicans

He made the comments at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference on Saturday. → Read More