Laina G. Stebbins

Laina G. Stebbins

Laina G. Stebbins covers the environment, immigration and criminal justice at the Michigan Advance, an affiliate of the nonprofit States Newsroom. She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, where she served as Founding Editor of The Tab Michigan State and as a reporter for the Capital News Service.

Whitmer, Dixon on offensive as they make pitch to Michigan voters in final debate

By: - October 26, 2022

Updated, 8:51 a.m., 10/26/22 Just two weeks out from the Nov. 8 election, the second and final debate between Democratic incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and GOP challenger Tudor Dixon saw both nominees on the offensive about issues from gun control to election denial. “When she’s not scripted and on stage, she stokes violence,” Whitmer said […]

Regarding Michigan: Courts could step in if there’s a deadlock to certify Biden’s election

By: - November 11, 2020

For decades, Michigan has relied on a small panel called the Board of State Canvassers to certify the state’s election results for presidential and down-ballot races. But with Republican incumbent President Donald Trump contesting his loss and fueling rumors of coup-like GOP political maneuvers, that usually mundane process could also be thrown into turmoil if […]