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Local health depts. call Whitmer to veto bill that strips DHHS...

The Michigan Association for Local Public Health penned a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday asking her to veto a bill that would decentralize...

A bipartisan push could change state wildlife protection

Scientists say the world is on the precipice of a mass extinction. The United Nations estimates that 1 million species are on the verge...

Senate imposes limits on state, local govt. aid in COVID relief...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to begin debate on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, after drafting a number of...

OMB deputy nominee Young praised for bipartisan work

Shalanda Young went through another confirmation hearing as the nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, as House leaders and caucuses...

No vote on DHHS director, but 7 GOP senators urge rejection

Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel testified in front of the Senate Advice and Consent Committee again on Thursday, but the...

6 Michigan Republicans vote against sweeping voting rights package that passes...

The House passed sweeping voting rights, redistricting, campaign finance and ethics reform, late Wednesday night along party lines in a 220 to 210 vote, but the historic package...

GOP opposition to state and local aid remains as Senate heads...

WASHINGTON — As Democrats seek to send President Joe Biden their latest $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, federal lawmakers remain deeply divided on the question...

GOP senators pass pro-gun resolution to supersede federal law

The GOP-led Michigan Senate on Wednesday adopted a pro-gun resolution that one Democratic lawmaker referred to as “four pages of dark insurrection-laden language and...

No apparent deal between Whitmer and Republicans, but House gives COVID-19...

After passing through the House Wednesday afternoon, the long-awaited COVID-19 relief bills are heading to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk — but not before Democrats...

State to open COVID-19 vaccines to Michiganders 50+ 

State government officials announced on Wednesday that Michigan is expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility starting Monday.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is...

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