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Congress reaches deal on paid family leave for federal employees   

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement on paid parental leave for federal workers that could institute paid time off for civilian employees...

Defense bill bars PFAS in firefighting foam in 5 years, but...

A compromise over a critical national defense bill includes some actions on PFAS, but some Democrats and environmentalists say it doesn't go far enough. Both...

Report: Michigan kids have higher cancer, asthma rates than national average

Children in Michigan are facing higher rates of asthma and pediatric cancer than the national average, according to a new report from the Children’s...

Dingell carries on long family tradition with ‘Medicare for All’ fight

WASHINGTON — Toward the end of his life, the late U.S. Rep. John Dingell Jr. reportedly asked his wife to carry the torch on...

Bills you may have missed: Universal background checks, pet scams and...

December is set to be a busy month in the Michigan Legislature, with a flurry of new bills being introduced and long-idle state budget...

Column: We know Medicaid work requirements won’t work

Punitive and problematic Healthy Michigan Plan work requirements are set to take effect on Jan. 1, putting the health care it provides for over...

Trump rules could end food stamps for 180K Michiganders

WASHINGTON — The President Trump administration this week finalized a regulation that could knock about 50,000 Michiganders off food stamp benefits.  It’s one of three...

Bills would allow cheaper drugs from Canada, but concerns raised about...

Bills aimed at lowering health care costs by importing less expensive drugs were heard Thursday in the Michigan House Health Policy Committee, but opponents...

Michigan urges Supreme Court to reject Louisiana abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON — Michigan and 20 other states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Louisiana law that critics argue places an...

Budget breakthrough: Whitmer, GOP leaders near deal as Legislature OKs spending...

By near-unanimous margins, the state Legislature passed supplemental spending bills on Wednesday as GOP lawmakers neared deals with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.  Senate Bill 152 will...

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