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AG, high court could still weigh minimum wage, sick leave laws

Attorney General Dana Nessel and the state’s highest court could still weigh whether Lame Duck laws that dramatically scaled back ballot proposals regarding paid...

Michigan Democrats jump at chance to resist Obamacare repeal

When President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice announced this week that it agreed with a federal court ruling the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

AG creates new Elder Abuse Task Force

Attorney General Dana Nessel and two Michigan Supreme Court justices on Monday announced a new task force dedicated to investigating the abuse of seniors. Nessel,...

Whitmer names new chief medical officer

Detroit’s health department director will be Michigan’s new chief medical executive. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed Dr. Joneigh Khaldun as the state’s leading medical authority on...

Multi-million-dollar Michigan computer system continues to fail abused, neglected kids

The $231 million computer system used to track Michigan’s child abuse and neglect cases is so ineffective that it should be scrapped just five...

Dingell introduces bill requiring warning label for children’s cosmetics

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) is at least the second member of Michigan’s congressional delegation to speak out about asbestos being detected in children’s...

Michigan awarded $10M from Bloomberg charity to fight opioid overdose deaths

Bloomberg Philanthropies will grant Michigan $10 million to combat opioid overdose deaths as part of its $50 million initiative. Michigan, which ranks eighth in the nation...

‘It shook me,’ Tlaib says of reports finding asbestos in makeup

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) expressed outrage Tuesday over the presence of asbestos in cosmetic products used by young girls. “I think...

Michigan farmers cheer Whitmer’s Double Up Food Bucks boost

Stockbridge farmer Helen Chandler is a big fan of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s plan to beef up a program helping people in need buy fresh...

Whitmer backs resolution to keep medical pot flowing

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking a medical marijuana licensing board in its penultimate meeting to keep licensed weed growers and processors open for business. The...

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