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Biden cancels Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements

Updated with comments from Whitmer and Gilchrist, 2:43 p.m., 4/7/21 President Joe Biden rescinded Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements this week, reversing restrictions that had been...

False barriers: These things should not prevent you from getting a...

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. As the...

Stabenow, Tlaib highlight need for more behavioral health clinics amid COVID-19...

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and advocates said Thursday that more certified behavioral health clinics are needed in...

Gilchrist wants GOP lawmakers to show ‘leadership’ on fighting COVID-19, getting...

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist said last week it is “absolutely ridiculous” that GOP lawmakers have fought a nationally recognized tool designed to reduce the...

Bills you may have missed, from allowing dogs in outdoor dining...

Members of the Michigan House and Senate introduced nearly 200 bills in the final two weeks before the Legislature’s two-week spring break. The proposals range...

Here’s why low-income Michiganders were ‘completely unprepared’ to weather the COVID-19...

A proliferation of low-wage and hourly jobs with few or no benefits, depleted savings and rising household costs in Michigan paved the way for...

‘It’s going to be a lifesaver’: Here’s how the new child...

When U.S. President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law last week, setting up millions of families across the country...

810K children attending school virtually will start receiving food assistance

Around 810,000 Michigan children and their families have now begun to receive automatic food assistance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services...

Nessel denies GOP request for state nursing home policies probe

Attorney General Dana Nessel will not be opening an investigation into the state’s handling of COVID-19 policies in nursing homes, her office announced Monday,...

Michigan Poor People’s Campaign pushes back against GOP voter restrictions 

In a throwback moment reminiscent of the heyday of the civil rights movement of the 1950’s and ‘60s, a group of Lansing demonstrators on...

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