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Congress reaches deal on paid family leave for federal employees   

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement on paid parental leave for federal workers that could institute paid time off for civilian employees...

Column: We know Medicaid work requirements won’t work

Punitive and problematic Healthy Michigan Plan work requirements are set to take effect on Jan. 1, putting the health care it provides for over...

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...

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...

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...

More than 1.3M Michiganders are battling hunger

Thanksgiving is known as a time for large family dinners and excessive amounts of leftovers, but for families struggling with food insecurity, the holiday...

Michiganders sue Trump dept. over Medicaid work requirements

Four Michigan residents filed a lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), challenging the President Trump administration's approval for...

Overdose and opioid-related deaths decrease in 2018, 1st time in 6...

After several years of increases in overdose deaths, Michigan experienced an overall decrease in 2018, including a slight decline in opioid-related overdose deaths. The...

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