Health Care

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...

‘Hunger-Free Student Bill of Rights’ bill introduced in Michigan Senate

Students from lower-income families are losing access to lunch and being subject to public embarrassment by schools because of it.  That's according to state Senate...

Homeless shelters serving kids wouldn’t need childcare licensing under Senate bill

A bill to allow homeless shelters in Michigan to be exempt from obtaining licenses as childcare facilities is set to be taken up Wednesday...

Whitmer calls for culture change around sexual assault, rolls out texting...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says we need to make major societal changes to end sexual assault on college campuses.  “It takes every one of us to...

Updated: Whitmer sends special message to Legislature: Delay Medicaid work requirements,...

Updated, 11:59 a.m. 12/3/19 with comments from Republicans In light of a new lawsuit, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sent a special message on Tuesday to legislative...

Susan J. Demas: Right-wing lies on abortion paved the way for...

During no-filter November, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey sent shockwaves across Michigan's Capitol when he compared abortion to "the scourge we endured when we...

‘I don’t want my father to die’: Dearborn Heights woman pleas...

On the day before Thanksgiving, Mariam Charara received a call from her lawyer, who told her that despite her father’s dire health, he will...

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