The bills would install lead-free water filters and develop other water safety plans to be implemented in schools and childcare centers.
Anne Kuhnen argues, “While the current landscape certainly provides more questions than answers, the existing research on economic development programs should make us wary of claims that Opportunity Zones will change the trajectory of struggling communities.”
Education advocates and leaders have been trying for years to find an answer to the state’s crippling educator shortage as more Michigan teachers depart the classroom.
The advisory group was established by the Democratic governor to allow parents for the first time in Michigan history a more formal role in the education budget process. The council, which Whitmer’s office says represents parents from across Michigan and from a variety of educational needs, will convene a series of regional parent roundtables to gather input.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warns an increase in extreme rainfall could be on the horizon. NOAA recently released its 2022 state climate summaries that provide a state-by-state look of historical data and a projected outlook of climate conditions.
They are considered “essential” to ensuring the success of elections, and yet almost a third of election workers are believed to have left their job at least in part because of fears for their safety, increased threats or intimidation.
Michigan reports 18,375 new COVID-19 cases, according to a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday.
The Board of State Canvassers made it in just the nick of time, certifying the proposals with only hours to spare for the county clerks’ deadline to certify general election ballots at 5 p.m. Friday.
The Moderna and Pfizer bivalent boosters target both the original strain of the COVID-19 virus as well as the two most widely-spread omicron variants (BA.4 and BA.5).
An attempt to have the Michigan Supreme Court either reject a proposed constitutional amendment concerning term limits or have petitioners break it up into two ballot measures before Michigan voters in November has failed.
Michigan Legislative Term Limits and Financial Disclosure Amendment (Proposal 1) would reduce the state’s current system of term limits to a total of 12 years, while also allowing for six, two-year House terms, three, four-year Senate terms or a combination of the two.
The European Green Deal seeks to increase the amount of farmland that is being managed to produce organic crops to 25% by 2030. The practice is more environmentally friendly but often produces lower yields.
The Moderna booster dose will be available to vaccinated adults. The Pfizer-BioNTech booster is intended for those 12 years and older.
It’s not certain whether the Reproductive Freedom for All proposal will get in front of voters in November after the Board of State Canvassers deadlocked on party lines Wednesday. The board also deadlocked Wednesday on whether an initiative to expand voting rights will end up on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Both matters are now expected to be resolved in the Michigan Supreme Court.
A virtual roundtable discussion Tuesday featured state and federal lawmakers seeking solutions to address Michigan’s critically under-resourced care needs for families and care workers.
Alek and Doug are joined by “My America” co-hosts Kim Moffat and Dan Moyle to discuss federal student loan debt forgiveness on the heels of President Joe Biden’s unveiling of a three-part plan “to address the burden of growing college costs,” and “to make the student loan system more manageable for working families.”
New polling has found that a majority of Michigan voters support President Joe Biden’s recently signed federal law that will pour $750 billion into priorities like climate and health care, while even more residents would support Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer securing those funds for energy projects in Michigan.
Some Michigan residents and officials are encouraged about an effort that is expected to coordinate train service connecting the southeastern and northern regions of the state.