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A crowded room full of happy people clapping and smiling in reaction
Tyler Scott / Michigan Radio

Add another “second amendment sanctuary county” to the fast-growing list.

The Livingston County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution Monday night via a 6-0 vote (with two members absent) after being asked to signify support for gun rights. The resolution isn’t legally binding. Upon its passage, the crowd, overflowing out of council chambers and into the hallway, burst into cheers.

Fact Squad: Ad touts Elissa Slotkin’s work fighting PFAS chemicals

Feb 24, 2020
League of Conservation Voters and House Majority Forward

A new television commercial praises U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Holly for fighting Michigan PFAS contamination in Washington, D.C.

The first-term Democrat is one of eight members of Congress highlighted in a new $1-million ad campaign by the League of Conservation Voters and House Majority Forward, a nonprofit with ties to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that is not required to disclose donors.

Democratic Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin at a podium addreses the crowd at her Friday town hall in East Lansing
Will Callan / Michigan Radio

U.S. Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-MI 8) recapped her accomplishments of her first year in Congress to a crowd in East Lansing Friday night.

Much of the crowd at East Lansing High School was there to support Slotkin for the event billed as a “State of the District” town hall. Slotkin also announced two legislative initiatives during her speech: a bill to lower the cost of insulin; and another bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security to develop a plan to implement “emerging technologies” to enhance border security.