Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press

Paul Egan

Detroit Free Press

Lansing, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Paul:

Whitmer continues to outraise her GOP opponents; has $12.7 million in the bank

Whitmer's campaign has continued its controversial practice of exceeding normal campaign donor limits, citing a "recall exception" to statutory caps. → Read More

Prosecutors in Detroit uncover massive money-laundering operation between U.S. and Dubai

A forfeiture complaint unsealed Thursday alleges some of the money was used to buy armored vehicles for a Michigan drug trafficking operation. → Read More

As lawsuit payouts near $200M since 2010, MDOC wants to learn from past mistakes

The department paid out $125.6M in judgments and settlements from 2010 to 2019 and the department's total bill from lawsuits will soon hit $200M. → Read More

Flint water settlement reduced by $15M to keep McLaren hospitals from walking away

McLaren Health Care, which could otherwise walk away from the proposed settlement, will reduce its contribution to $5 million, from $20 million. → Read More

Pregnant Michigan inmates to be restrained less, have more time with baby

The policy appears intended to address concerns about use of restraints on pregnant women and babies snatched from their mothers soon after birth. → Read More

Secretary of State Benson says Whitmer may have to return millions in campaign donations

Benson said Whitmer gains no unfair advantage from the excess donations, because any funds not spent fighting recalls must be returned or donated. → Read More

Lack of police certification continues to haunt former Detroit Chief James Craig

The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards does not require police chiefs to be certified police officers. → Read More

Michigan Trump supporters to launch ballot drive for 'forensic audit' of November election

Plans for the petition drive were announced Tuesday at a pro-Trump rally on the steps of the state Capitol in Lansing. → Read More

Oak Park guardian accused of voter fraud involving multiple incapacitated individuals

Nancy J. Williams, 55, is charged with fraud and forgery in five jurisdictions in Wayne and Oakland counties, officials said in a Monday news release. → Read More

Whitmer reinstates 'prevailing wage' in move likely to draw GOP opposition: What it means

Thursday's move by the governor is sure to draw opposition and possible legal challenges from GOP lawmakers and some business groups. → Read More

House panel OKs bill to kill Michigan's online application for absentee ballots

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Dem, GOP heavyweights launch ballot drive to decide presidency by popular vote

So far, 15 states and D.C. — together representing 195 electoral votes — have joined a compact to make the National Popular Vote a reality. → Read More

Betsy DeVos offers veiled criticism of GOP's ongoing passion for Trump

It appeared to be a rare GOP criticism of what amounts to something close to a cult of personality surrounding former President Donald Trump. → Read More

Engler to Michigan Republicans: Don't look backward; focus on 2022

Engler said on Mackinac Island the Michigan GOP finds itself in a similar position to 1989, just before he defeated Democratic Gov. James Blanchard. → Read More

At Mackinac, Betsy DeVos offers veiled criticism of GOP's ongoing passion for Trump

It appeared to be a rare GOP acknowledgement and criticism of what amounts to something close to a cult of personality surrounding Trump. → Read More

Speakers at GOP conference forecast big political fight over 'critical race theory'

The panelists at the weekend GOP conference cited no evidence of critical race theory being part of the curriculum in any Michigan school districts. → Read More

GOP to massively step up 2022 poll watching efforts in Michigan and across U.S.

RNC official Josh Findlay acknowledged that many Republican poll watchers in 2020 were not adequately trained, in a speech on Mackinac Island. → Read More

Former GOP House Speaker Tom Leonard to make second bid for state attorney general

Leonard announced at the start of the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference. Former President Donald Trump has endorsed another candidate. → Read More

Michigan GOP to tackle 'election integrity,' critical race theory at Mackinac conference

On Thursday morning, the website of the Grand Hotel, usually booked solid for the conference, showed rooms available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. → Read More

Ted Nugent endorses Michigan State Police captain for governor

Another GOP candidate for governor, Tudor Dixon, has picked up the endorsement of the conservative convention CPAC. → Read More