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Republican lawmakers prepping for Democratic leaders

Nov 30, 2018

Republican lawmakers in Lansing are bracing for Democrats to take control of top state offices next year like governor and Attorney General.

The incoming Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel calls one bill an attempt to undermine her future office.

That bill would let the state House and Senate step in to any court proceeding it says is necessary. That includes situations where the governor or attorney general take positions the Legislature disagrees with.

Speaker of the House Tom Leonard supports the legislation.

“What this does is, this allows the people to have a stronger voice by allowing the Legislature to intervene and have a voice in these lawsuits," Leonard said.

There’s also a new bill that would take away some oversight powers of the Secretary of State – who will also be a Democrat next year.