Hundreds gathered in Lansing Tuesday to protest SCOTUS draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Voters across the state could face a decision in the November midterm elections on as many as 15 ballot proposals on issues ranging from voting rights to abortion to the minimum wage.
A U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs panel last Tuesday grilled officials running private housing for service members about reports of deplorable living conditions from military families.
Ron Bieber writes, “Every year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more suffer injuries or illnesses on the job that are entirely preventable. Being safe at work is a fundamental right — and under OSHA, employers must provide workplaces free from hazards.”
Bipartisan bills passed by the Michigan Senate on Thursday creating a structure to distribute the state’s $800 million share of the $26 billion national opioid settlement over the next several years.
In the last nine months, hundreds of books across dozens of states are being banned at an alarming rate. A majority of the bans feature books written by authors who are people of color, LGBTQIA+, Black and Indigenous, and feature characters from marginalized groups.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 2,411,464 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 35,935 have died from the virus — an additional 10,474 cases and 78 deaths since last week.
Retiring U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) said Sunday that death threats against officials like him will make it increasingly difficult to recruit quality candidates for public office.
In many countries with an annual income tax, the system is almost the reverse of what happens in the U.S.
Mobile home parks provide affordable housing for millions of low-income residents — including seniors on fixed incomes — to own homes while renting the land underneath. But in an exploding housing market, that land is increasingly in demand for other projects, or park owners propose major rent hikes or changes in leases. Residents have few protections under a patchwork of state laws.
The U.S. House has approved a bill with $42 billion for restaurants and $13 billion for a hard-hit industries program that would help small businesses that weren’t eligible for restaurant aid.
The bipartisan $5 billion Building Michigan Together Plan is a major first step in addressing the state’s housing crisis. The funding, mostly from Michigan’s federal American Rescue Plan Act money, addresses a number of housing needs in underserved communities and both urban and rural areas.
A U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee panel last Thursday examined why thousands of books, predominantly written by marginalized authors, have been banned from public schools, and the impact of those actions on students and teachers.
Gary Street writes, “A single one-eighth–inch hole in the pipeline will release, within 19 minutes, propane equivalent to 345 pounds of TNT. What will this do to the pipeline, the tunnel, nearby residences, and any vessels traveling above? It will be an environmental and economic disaster. Even worse, there likely will be fatalities.”
Democrats blamed the oil industry, Republicans blamed President Joe Biden and oil executives blamed global market forces at a U.S. House hearing Wednesday on how to reverse a dramatic increase in gas prices.
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) announced Tuesday that he will retire from Congress at the end of his current term.
A recent report by the Lansing-based Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP) hones in on ways to achieve housing justice for older adults and people with disabilities, as Michigan continues to top the charts as one of the fastest-aging states in the nation.
The U.S. Senate advanced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic Supreme Court nomination in a 53-47 procedural vote Monday evening, hours after the Judiciary Committee deadlocked along party lines.