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Democrats have reclaimed party control of the Michigan House of Representatives. The 54-54 party split ends April 30, when Representatives-elect Peter Herzberg (D-Westland) and Mia Xiong (D-Warren) are sworn in. On April 16, Herzberg and Xiong won the special elections for House districts 13 and 25, which were also previously held by Democrats.

All 110 Michigan House seats are up for election this year. Also on the ballot are the U.S. President, one U.S. Senator representing Michigan, 13 U.S. Representatives representing Michigan, and two Michigan Supreme Court Justices among other state and local races. The primary election is scheduled for Aug. 6, with early in-person voting open from July 27 to Aug. 4. The general election will be held Nov. 5, with early voting available from Oct. 26 through Nov. 3.

After federal approval of the Detroit-area House Districts they redrew, the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is redrawing Michigan Senate districts 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, and 11. Four versions of the map are in the works. The Commission must adopt a final map and send it to the U.S. District Court by June 27.

In recent weeks, legislative committees have been reporting budget bills as the House and Senate continue working on the state’s fiscal year 2025 budget. The Legislature must pass and present appropriations bills to the Governor by July 1 with the 2025 budget going into effect Oct. 1st.

Gregory Eaton was recognized on April 23 with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, coaches Tom Izzo and Nick Saban, and other public figures joined the Wayne County Commission in presenting Eaton the award. Eaton wears many hats as an entrepreneur, businessman, Civil Rights advocate, mentor, and Karoub Associates of counsel.

For more, please click here for the April 2024 Karoub Report.