In Michigan, about 566,000 applications from student loan borrowers were fully approved and their applications were sent to loan servicers for discharge prior to federal lawsuits and an injunction on providing the debt relief.
Senate Bill 7 provides a funding boost for small businesses, housing, health care, job retention programs, family programs, water shutoff prevention and more.
Event organizers cite a low unemployment rate, and advances in technology that make it easier for employers and job seekers to connect online.
A court ruling means Michigan’s minimum wage workers will not be seeing a nearly three dollar per hour increase in their pay next month
While voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment expanding voting rights in November, the work to put Proposal 2 in place is only just getting started.
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) announced earlier this month that she would not seek reelection in 2024, saying it was time for the next generation of leaders to ascend.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Democratic lawmakers announced Tuesday plans to protect election officials and crack down on those intentionally sharing misinformation about elections and voting.
Before closing out the end of the year, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month vetoed 11 marijuana, retirement and tax-related bills and signed into law another six bills passed by the GOP-majority Legislature.
Inflation has been slowly decreasing over the last few months, but the price of food is still higher than normal. High food costs are making it more difficult for food banks to purchase enough food to meet demand.
Researchers from the Commonwealth Fund and Yale School of Public Health tracked age-stratified demographics, risk factors and the dynamics of infection and vaccination to understand the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines nearly two years after they were approved.
Sponsors say the bills will create more affordable housing options, particularly in cities, which in turn will help alleviate the shortage of affordable housing for Michigan families.
Thirty-nine ISDs have created the “talent together” partnership to offer solutions to make it easier for Michiganders to become educators. This is the largest education collaboration of its kind in state history, serving students in 63 counties statewide.
A record number of women will soon serve in state legislatures, breaking the previous cap of female lawmakers by at least 69 seats and bringing total representation to more than 32%, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.
A bipartisan bill package aimed at preventing sexual assault and protecting survivors cleared the Michigan Senate on Tuesday, nearly two years after the measures were first introduced.
House Bill 4722, which narrowly passed the House in a late-night session last October, essentially strips a local Michigan municipality’s ability to regulate short-term rentals through local zoning ordinances or makes them subject to a special-use or conditional-use permit.
American Electric Power said last year that it plans to spend $23.3 billion between 2022 and 2026 on transmission and distribution. But there’s been growing concern at the state and federal level that too much of it is occurring without enough transparency and oversight to ensure transmission owners are appropriately planning for new technology, considering more cost-effective regional approaches or alternate solutions and not ripping off their ratepayers.
“This is something that a lot of us in the policy world have already known for a long time — that when Congress failed to act on expanding or continuing the monthly child tax credit payments that were part of the American Rescue Plan, that a lot of Michigan kids and families were going to suffer as a result,” Anne Kuhnen, a tax policy analyst for the Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP), said.
“Quite simply, most coal plants are violating the law that requires toxic waste cleanup,” said Lisa Evans, a senior attorney with Earthjustice, during a Thursday media call. “Coal plants are polluting the nation’s water illegally and getting away with it.”