As news spread Thursday that the former president had been indicted on charges related to payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, Michigan Republican officials cried foul while Democrats urged restraint.
Repealing Right-to-Work and restoring prevailing wage were top priorities for unions, while business groups and Republicans have argued doing away with current policy would be bad for business.
The Michigan House took up part of a gun reform package Wednesday evening aimed at incentivizing gun owners to keep their guns away from minors.
Michigan lawmakers took final steps to approve the two most prominent labor priorities on the Democrats’ agenda Tuesday. They now go to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is expected to sign the bills.
The new law includes sexual orientation and gender identity as classes protected against discrimination under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, codifying a series of court orders and interpretive statements that have extended similar rights to Michigan’s LGBTQ community.
Democrats in the Michigan Senate voted Thursday to create laws allowing confiscation of guns from those who pose dangers, universal background checks and mandatory safe storage to keep firearms away from children.
Transparency advocates are queuing up public records expansions previously blocked by Senate Republicans. It could take a few months.
Michigan roads are notoriously bad, and solutions to fix them inevitably involve a tax increase of some sort, according to a study released Tuesday by a construction trade group.
Two weeks after a mass shooting at Michigan State University, state lawmakers began mulling gun safety measures including universal background checks, safe storage and ‘red flag’ laws.
The bill expands the state civil rights act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Democratic bill, which passed with three GOP votes, does not include any religious exemptions.