Health Policy

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Legislature’s budget has some bright spots, but still...

We love budgets at the Michigan League for Public Policy, both as an organization and as individuals. It is a big focus of our...

Column: Flavored e-cigarettes sweetly lure kids into vaping and also mislead...

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sept. 15 that he plans to pursue emergency regulations to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes,...

Tlaib on vaping epidemic: ‘Kids are used as guinea pigs’ 

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) warned on Tuesday that American kids have become “guinea pigs” for e-cigarettes.  Tlaib, a member of the U.S....

Whitmer signs Medicaid work requirement fix, criticizes GOP’s DHHS budget

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law on Monday more flexibility for Medicaid recipients on work requirements and reporting rules. Senate Bill 362 exempts those trying...

How students used social media and memes to change a University...

The University of Michigan has a long history of politically active movements, from the 1962 Port Huron Statement, the first-ever teach-in in 1965 and...

Nugent wants deer-baiting ban lifted, bashes wildlife officials and scientists

Musician and outspoken Republican activist Ted Nugent was the star attraction at a state House committee meeting Tuesday morning, where he argued in fervent...

Trump moves to ban flavored vapes 1 week after Whitmer’s action

The President Donald Trump administration on Wednesday moved to ban flavored vaping products, just days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a similar policy.  U.S. Secretary...

Marijuana warning label bills pass Michigan House

Legislation requiring warning label a warning label on all marijuana products cautioning women of the possible side effects of marijuana usage was overwhelmingly approved...

U.S. House panel advances gun control bills along party lines, as...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Judiciary Committee committee advanced three gun safety bills on Tuesday, despite unified Republican opposition.  The committee voted along partisan lines...

Medicaid work requirements tweak clear House

Legislation aimed at loosening Michigan’s new work requirements for Medicaid is one step closer to hitting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk.  The state House of Representatives...

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