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.
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New bill could ban child marriages in Michigan
Democratic lawmakers in the state house have introduced legislation that would establish 18 as the minimum age for marriage Currently there is no minimum age for marriage in Michigan under the law
Right to Work repeal, prevailing wage clear Legislature, head to governor
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.
Whitmer signs anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ residents in Michigan into law
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.
Michigan Senate OKs sweeping gun control reforms after MSU shooting
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.
DTE, Consumers Energy to Michigan lawmakers: We need to do better.
Lawmakers hammer DTE and Consumers Energy over their handling of a Feb. 22 ice story that left thousands without power, some for more than a week.
Michigan lags nation in government transparency. Lawmakers promise change
Transparency advocates are queuing up public records expansions previously blocked by Senate Republicans. It could take a few months.
MSU shooter motive hinted at in note: ‘They made me who I am today a killer’
Michigan State Police on Friday released a redacted version of the note suspected campus shooter Anthony McRae wrote a day earlier and carried with him during the crime.
What is Michigan Right-to-Work: How law impacted wages, jobs, unions
Democrats are moving fast to repeal the law that allows workers to opt out of paying dues in union-represented jobs and still receive benefits. Here are facts that shape debate.
Michigan Senate votes to repeal abortion penalties under 1931 ban
Senate and House Democrats have now each approved bills to effectively repeal Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban, calling it a logical and important step after voter-approval of Proposal 3.