Access to lakes, good and diverse jobs and affordability can help kick-start Michigan’s population stagnation, according to a roundtable of mid-career workers in Michigan spearheaded by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
The state loosened income eligibility requirements for families to qualify for the Women, Infants and Children program, which provides food assistance for pregnant and postpartum women as well as children under the age of 5.
The bill now heads to the House. If approved, Michigan would join at least 20 states and Washington D.C. in passing laws to ban race-based hair discrimination.
Michigan becomes the 21st state to allow ‘extreme risk protection orders’ allowing judges to temporarily seize guns of those deemed a danger.
A measure requiring motorists to use hands-free devices clears after language is removed that would have allowed for 90-day license suspensions.
A nine-bill package introduced Thursday would extend the statute of limitations for sexual assault survivors to take legal action. They would be able to sue until they turn 52 and have two years to consider lawsuits even after the statute of limitations expires.
A trio of Democratic lawmakers are seeking to update the state’s anti-hate crime law with an expanded definition of hate crime and enhanced penalties. The law has not been updated since its establishment in 1988.
Lawmakers can’t muster enough support to require hands-free devices while driving. Distracted driving crashes are up, but opponents object to possibility of license suspensions, points.
Balloon debris kills birds and befouls lakes. Are $800 fines the answer?
Nearly 70 percent of sitting Michigan lawmakers have received campaign funds from two utility company PACs tied to Consumers Energy and DTE over the past five years, a Bridge analysis has found.