Michigan legislature flip shows impact of gerrymandering

In the past two elections, Democrats in Michigan gained a majority of votes but it was Republicans who controlled the government. The 2022 midterm revealed what kind of impact fair maps can have on an election.

State Rep Joe Tate becomes 1st ever Black Speaker of the House

“I think there’s a real opportunity to put our values into practice," Tate said of Democrats in control of state leadership in Lansing. "Whether it’s pocketbook issues, making sure families can put food on their table, investing in education, and child care."