As the 30th anniversary of the seminal federal Family Medical Leave Act nears, African American Michigan mothers and caregivers on Thursday shared their experiences and called for state paid leave legislation.
Senate Appropriations Committee Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) said her colleagues plan to reintroduce measures to address police brutality, no-knock warrants and other matters such as funding for training.
Michigan Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) this month introduced legislation, Senate Bill 35, that would remove the legal requirement for DHHS to apply an asset test to determine eligibility for food assistance.
The Democratic-controlled Michigan Senate on Thursday approved measures to boost the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit and repeal Michigan’s so-called pension tax, bringing both longtime Democratic priorities one step closer to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk.
A recently formed group in Michigan, Great Schools Initiative, is arming parents with a new sexual education opt-out form that focuses heavily on cutting out any conversation about gender identity and sexual orientation in schools.