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Leonard touts improved mental health access in farewell speech

During a marathon session Thursday night, outgoing state House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) delivered his farewell speech, touting improved mental health care access and...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Bipartisan compromise on Farm Bill yields big results...

Staff for the Michigan League for Public Policy, a Lansing-based organization advocating for health, racial equity and economic security issues, contribute a biweekly column...

GOP memo: Latest no-fault plan won’t guarantee lower rates

The latest version of draft legislation to overhaul the state’s auto no-fault law scraps mandated insurance rate reductions. That’s despite allowing tiered plans that...

Feds give Flint $2.2M to strip lead paint

Flint was awarded a federal grant for $2.2 million to find and remove lead-based paint from homes across the city, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee...

Recreational pot escapes Lame Duck unscathed, but advocates still uneasy

Republican Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof’s plan to scale back the state’s newly minted recreational marijuana law is dead — and it never really...

Michigan’s manic Lame Duck session continues to mesmerize national media

Michigan’s frenetic end-of-the-year legislative session before Democrats assume all top statewide offices continues to command the attention of national outlets. Reporters from national outfits like...

Whitmer talks roads, Asian carp with Trump at White House meeting

At the White House today, Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer naturally took the opportunity to talk with President Trump about “fixing the damn roads,” but she...

Anti-abortion telemedicine legislation moves to governor’s desk

Gov. Rick Snyder has often said that he’s focused on economics, not social issues, but that hasn’t stopped his fellow Republicans from sending anti-abortion...

Trump-backed short-term health plans introduced, but not supposed to move in...

A GOP bill introduced last week in the Michigan Senate takes aim at Obamacare, loosening regulations for short-term health insurance plans. But its future...

Former lawmaker leading economic opportunity nonprofit slams GOP-led Lame Duck assault

A former longtime state lawmaker who now leads a nonprofit policy institute focused on economic opportunity is dismayed by the frenetic Lame Duck session.

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