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Whitmer wants Michigan to cut opioid-related deaths by 50% in 5...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants the state to meet the “ambitious goal” of cutting opioid-related deaths by half over the next five years.  To do so,...

New: 2 Michigan Dems push for federal family leave changes

Updated, 1:33 p.m. 11/14/19 with comments from Rep. Levin Married couples who work for the same employer may be restricted in the amount of time...

How positive language could improve public policy for struggling communities

Could focusing on a person’s or community’s attributions and aspirations instead of their struggles reverse systemic inequity? Some leaders in policy, media, the nonprofit sector...

Dems slam Shirkey’s comparison of abortion to slavery as ‘out of...

Democratic lawmakers are hitting back at the “unfortunate remarks” made by state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) last week comparing abortion to slavery.  Speaking...

Dwayne Barnes: Turning our assets into change agents in Detroit and...

This year, I was selected to become a 2019 Skillman BMe Vanguard Fellow. The Vanguard Fellowship is an elite leadership experience designed and facilitated...

Shirkey offers no apology for comparing abortion to slavery in radio...

In a recent radio interview, Michigan’s Senate GOP leader compared the “scourge” of abortion to slavery – and he’s not backing down from the comparison. Senate...

Trump admin health care religious exemption rule blocked

A President Trump administration rule that would have allowed medical professionals to refuse care for religious reasons was blocked on Wednesday by a federal...

Slotkin praises students for using ‘good peer pressure’ to get mental...

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) on Thursday held a mental-health-focused health care roundtable at Lansing’s Eastern High School, just a week after the U.S....

Senate GOP leader Shirkey backs away from budget deal as hunting...

Thursday made for another day of budget shenanigans, with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer optimistically saying earlier that morning that she and GOP leaders were “very...

MLPP President Jacobs among Women’s Hall of Fame inductees

Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP) President and CEO Gilda Jacobs is among those who will be indicted into Michigan's HERstory Women's Hall of...

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