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House Agriculture panel probes ‘systemic’ USDA discrimination against Black farmers

WASHINGTON  — The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard about how Black farmers have faced decades of racial discrimination in their dealings with the...

Bills you may have missed, from banning workplace vaccine mandates to...

State lawmakers have introduced bills in March on topics ranging from expanding unemployment benefits to protecting members of the LGBTQ community from discrimination to...

State announces work group on reopening offices safely

The state has established a new Return-to-Office Workgroup consisting of business, labor and public health experts that is scheduled to meet for the first...

‘It will help end the survival mode’: Michiganders say federal COVID...

Desiree Byrd has a vision for her stimulus check coming from the new COVID-19 relief plan. The 35-year-old Detroit is a mother of four...

Rick Haglund: Offices may open again soon, but work will never...

A coalition of powerful business lobbying groups is pushing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to allow offices to reopen, citing a variety of harms to workers,...

Farmers call for voluntary, financially appealing programs to fight climate change

Congress should use voluntary, financially appealing programs to encourage farmers and foresters to help address climate change, experts told the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday.  Speakers from...

Cafe Rosetta gets food license back

The recalcitrant cafe in Calumet that has been the source of protest and conflict as well as court actions has been authorized to open...

Legislation to expand LGBTQ rights gets GOP support in House, Senate 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Democratic lawmakers announced Monday that for the first time ever, they have bipartisan support in both chambers of the Legislature...

8 chambers of commerce form group to end COVID business restrictions

A statewide economic coalition led by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has formed to urge Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration to fully reopen Michigan businesses...

No apparent deal between Whitmer and Republicans, but House gives COVID-19...

After passing through the House Wednesday afternoon, the long-awaited COVID-19 relief bills are heading to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk — but not before Democrats...

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