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Bill reintroduced mandating insurance coverage for birth control

A state senator introduced a bill on Thursday aimed at protecting the federal mandate that requires insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs. State Sen. Winnie Brinks...

House votes to add more mandatory reporters following Nassar scandal

In the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal, the Michigan House on Wednesday passed a package of legislation aimed at preventing future cases of...

Exclusive: During Juneteenth and Pride, Whitmer stresses importance of her diverse...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared Wednesday “Juneteenth Celebration Day” after kicking off festivities with Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist at Lansing Community College last week. The governor...

Gov. files brief opposing Legislature’s 2018 move to ‘adopt and amend’...

Updated, 8:16 p.m. with brief from Democratic legislators Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office filed a brief today opposing the “adopt and amend” maneuver the GOP-led Legislature...

Inman attorney pushes for dismissal of charges

The attorney for embattled state Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) has filed for federal charges against his client to be dismissed. The Northern Michigan lawmaker...

Michigan Supreme Court order sends juvenile prison rape suit to trial

A class-action lawsuit against the state alleging that teenage prisoners’ civil rights were violated will proceed, after the state’s highest court declined to hear...
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Nessel declines to offer opinion on Elliott-Larsen due to SCOTUS case

Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office announced Thursday that it won’t offer a new opinion on one issued by former Attorney General Bill Schuette that...

Enbridge taking steps on oil pipeline tunnel, Whitmer says state hasn’t...

Any progress Canadian energy company Enbridge makes on a controversial $500 million oil tunnel has not been authorized by the state and comes “at...

No injuries reported from bullet shot at Lansing Secretary of State...

A bullet that struck the window of a Michigan Secretary of State office in Lansing on Monday resulted in no injuries. However, the branch...
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Flint, unemployment insurance, Headlee lawsuits cast shadow over state budget

The state is keeping an eye on multiple pending lawsuits, including a potential settlement for Flint residents, that could leave a huge hole in...

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