A sea of green and white covered the Capitol lawn Monday afternoon as students shared stories, music and poetry, demanding change from politicians and protesting Michigan State University’s return to classes a week after a mass shooting that killed three students and wounded five more.
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Opinion | Michigan’s Cash Assistance Program is Failing to Reach Families in Need
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, the year Republican Gov. Rick Snyder took office, an average of 79,660 Michigan families per month received cash assistance through the Family Independence Program (FIP). Eleven years later, in 2022, only 11,947 families received it.
Senate Dems Introduce Slew of Gun Control Measures, Vow Imminent Reforms
One day after the Michigan House passed a resolution memorializing three victims killed at Michigan State University on Monday, while grieving peers watched from seats in the gallery above, the Senate on Thursday heard eight speeches expressing similar sentiments before introducing several bills to address firearm control.
‘We All Ran for Our Lives’: MSU Students Describe Mass Shooting as a Never-Ending Nightmare
Michigan State University students are angry.
Rick Haglund: Why Repealing Right to Work is Unlikely to Hurt Michigan’s Economy | Opinion
On a bitter December day in 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed legislation — disguised as a measure to give workers more “freedom”— that in reality was designed to strip the financial and political power of labor unions.
Black Michigan Mothers Continue to Call for Paid Family Leave Legislation
As the 30th anniversary of the seminal federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) nears, African American Michigan mothers and caregivers on Thursday shared their experiences and called for state paid leave legislation.
More Than 322K Michiganders are Enrolled in the ACA for This Year
A record number of Michiganders enrolled into the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for 2023, with state leaders on Thursday praising new federal policies that are set to lower health care premiums.
Opinion | Monique Stanton: Increasing Michigan’s EITC Will Help Working Families and Local Businesses
On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her support for increasing the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) — or as she referred to it, the Working Families Tax Credit — as a proven, bipartisan policy to put more money back in the pockets of working families and small businesses.
MyMichigan Alma Nurses Approve Strike Authorization
An overwhelming majority of nurses at MyMichigan Alma voted Wednesday to authorize a strike should union leaders determine it’s necessary in negotiations over their contract that expired in November, the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) said.
As Michigan Unemployment Stays Steady, Jobs Increase
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report on Tuesday, January 24 with preliminary unemployment and jobs data from December.